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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