Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Something Seems Different - The Cubs are Good

I don't usually claim to be a prognosticator in any way. Especially, when it comes to sports and baseball in particular, but this year's Cubs are looking mighty fine. And it feels different this year. Watching the games this year feels somewhat better.

The players seem to gel better than any Cubs team I've seen. They look like they're playing the game because they enjoy it. They look like they're having fun. I don't feel like I'm watching the lovable losers this year. Not that losing would change my loyalty to the team - I'll die a Cubs fan regardless.

I guess what I'm trying to say is it's nice to be able to get excited while watching a Cubs game in April, when the stakes aren't really that high yet. These first few months are always my favorite because these are the games for people who love baseball. I watch these games because I love the sport.

Like I said, I'm no psychic, but I think my Cubbies are going to the World Series. (What?!)
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ezabeta said...

Couldn't agree more! Second best record in ALL the majors.... I keep checking scores late into the night to see if Arizona has lost. It's a wonderful feeling not wondering whether or not the Cubs have won, but rather knowing they probably did. I am slightly indignant at the lack of attention their early surging success has in national baseball coverage, but then again: as a rabid fan, it's kinda nice keeping it all to myself.

With you 100% JC!

Lynette said...

And to add to that Elizabeth, I have noticed Jason has an extra skip in his step and a twinkle in his eye!

Watching them play the other day, I even said, "It looks like they're actually having fun!"

I'm seeking out a new Cubs hat this weekend when I'm in Illinois.