More than anything else, the Cubs are associated with losing. But is this accurate? The answer: yes and no.
The Cubs are in the midst of a well-documented championship drought. Cubs fans have been hoping for a championship for over a century—and have always been disappointed. The sheer length of the drought lends it a nearly surreal quality; it is such an astonishing fact that it has become part of the Cubs identity.
That said, the Cubs actually have a winning record throughout their history, at 10,311 wins to 9,779 losses. Not only is it a winning record, but the Cubs have the sixth best all-time record among active teams.
Further, their winning record is not only dependent upon the Cubs' early 20th century glory years. In the last decade, the Cubs have taken three division titles and once had the best record in the National League—a fairly productive stretch.