Why I Love Those Lovable Losers, The Chicago Cubs: Words From The Heart Part Two

Jake KarmelCorrespondent IIOctober 5, 2009

CHICAGO - AUGUST 30: Workers in the scoreboard look at fans in the center field bleachers during a game between  the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets on August 30, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  The Mets defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

I feel like the last article I wrote about why I love the Cubs didn't do it justice. There is much more to my love for the wretched Cubs then just: "Because we play two."

Here is why.

Being a Cubs fan, you build character. You may not think so, but you do.

For example, life is pretty easy being a Yankees fan.

You have seen 26 world championships, many Hall of Fame ball players pass through your park (a brand sparkling new park), and your team has the highest payroll in the majors.

Yankees fans complain if they don't win a World Series. They raise hell if they don't make the playoffs.

Cubs fans on the other hand, have a harder life.

We haven't seen a world championship in 101 years. We haven't seen a pennant in 64 years. We haven't even won a world championship in our current ballpark.

Keep in mind, Wrigley Field is the second oldest in the majors. Our payroll is high but our production is low.

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Cubs fans have quite a tough life.

Being a Cubs fan, you are taught what it means to be loyal.

Why do we keep going back after 101 years? Cubs fans are the most loyal fans in baseball. Plain and simple.

I always complain about being fed up with the Cubs yet, every year I am in the same exact seats cheering for the same baseball team. Why? Because I am loyal.

I hear different fans all the time saying things like, "I am officially done," or "I can't stand this anymore. I'm selling my season tickets."

Cubs fans keep coming back for more. Why? Jimmy Fallon says it perfect in "Fever Pitch." The Cubs will always be there. They will always be out on the field come April, waiting for us fans to come back and watch.

Being a Cubs fan is an addiction. You always want more. I want more and I want 2010 to be here already.


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