An infantile name for an infantile organization. One whose promises of ‘next year’ to their tortured fan base ring as hollow as a parent who’s convinced one more year and those kids will grow out of this 'immaturity' they're constantly mired in. Sometimes, though, organizations, much like children are destined for the bottom of the barrel; after all, the world needs ditch diggers too.
The Cardinals and Cubs revive their long-standing feud tonight at Wrigley Field. And while the outcome of this particular game may still be in doubt… the direction of these two teams seasons are not.
The Cardinals will be battling with the Reds and possibly the Brewers for an NL Central crown, whilst the Cubs wallow, again, in the unmistakable stench of mediocrity. Not bad enough to rebuild through the draft. Not good enough to be relevant. Much like an appendix, the Cubs are useless to baseball, Chicago and life in general.
While many seem to profligate the myth that this is a rivalry between franchises, what we have in reality is a feud. A rivalry implies that both sides have an equal opportunity to compete for (insert something here) and when that competition happens, the Cardinals win and the Cubs lose. It’s been this way as long as you’ve been alive. As long as your grandparents have been alive. And as long as their parents have been alive.
Losing is generational and absolute.
I’ve often speculated that Cubs fans were a product of a systematic dumbing of America. A microcosm of failure within the construct of a game. Born to underperform and drain society of productivity. Those stats of all the time lost to filling out NCAA brackets? Cubs fans begging off doing something meaningful. Once again.
But it’s clear to me now, that these aren’t bad people. Failures in most aspects of life? Sure. But they’ve bowed to their master. And master happens to be a feckless dog with no bite.
Good luck with 2011 and beyond Cub Fan. You’re fate is pre-determined and final.
For eternity, the Cubs will suck.
It's not an inferiority complex. Is Chicago a better city than St. Louis? Yes, clearly it is in many many ways. But you've missed the point, which is that your franchise is miserable, and your fan base is delusional, ignorant and misinformed. And your comments are proof of that. Good baseball to a Cubs fan is the "stadium" and the "atmosphere" because that's all you've ever had to hang your hat on. Good baseball in St. Louis is defined by one thing...winning. And if you think the Brewers have overtaken the Cards as the Cubs' biggest rivalry, there's little doubt you are a typical North-sider. You know very little about the history of the game or the meaning of a true rivalry. But I applaud you. You are exactly what makes a Chicago Cubs fan a Chicago Cubs fan. Keep it up.
You also haven't seen a World Series game at Wrigley.
Cards fans have figured out that if management doesn't put a winner on the field, then we won't waste money at the park. Cubs fans show up to Wrigley no matter what, so the management has no real incentive of having a winning ballclub. Instead, your management pisses money away on players like Soriano for the fans to watch him swing and miss on a slider, low & away, 12 times a game. You guys are smart.
I firmly believe Cardinals fans and St. Louisans in general have an inferiority complex Chicago, similar to the Kansas City/STL relationship. It drives Cards fans crazy that their team has a more successful history, yet the Cubs are still a more beloved franchise nationally. Its amusing because Cubs fans could care less about the Cardinals. Sure its a great rivalry, but since the Brewers came to the division, they have become more of a rivalry than the Cardinals.
Don't even get me started about the Mall food court called Busch Stadium. The Cardinals could have done so much more with that stadium, instead it is a Triple-A ballpark. So go ahead and keep spouting your "Cubs Suck" mantra. We'll continue to enjoy our games in a better stadium with a better atmosphere in a better city.
Oh, and I've never seen the "wave" at Wrigley, you "best fans in baseball."