I don't know exactly why, but there has been a negativity on this site and others, but I was just wondering if everyone that has this attitude talks to their kids(or will later on), nephews, or other kids that are Cub fans about the Cubs like this. Would you tell those young Cubs fans this team is done and to forget about it? Or would you let them figure it out? I don't know, I missed having a childhood with the Cubs to know how I would feel if my parents would talk to me like that. But my dad does do that to me now. He tells me that the Cubs are the lovable losers and that they never will win. I don't like that, and I'm not even a kid. I don't like to hear negative stuff about the things I love. I kind of like to live in a bubble on these things. Pretend the Cubs are great and be protected by that bubble, but at the same time I can see reality throught that bubble I just can't feel it. I don't know if what I wrote made sense, and if it did great because I've been curious about this for a while.
And another thing, we always are pointing out holes on this franchise, and how things need to be fixed, and we will probably continue to do so. But with all this criticizing we do, even though not all of it is bad, I'm really curious to see what will happen if some of the "what ifs" come true.
What if Kerry Wood wins a Cy Young?
What if Patterson turns things around?
What if the bullpen becomes the best in league?
What if management becomes better even with the people they have now?
And the biggest question: what if the Cubs win the World Series? What if they win it with Dusty managing? What if they win it and Patterson is on the roster? What if they win it and Neifi or a similar player hits it off the pole like Bellhorn did for the Red Sox? What will we do? Will we swallow all this criticizing? Will we be even harder on the Cubs when they get us what we want? Or will we give them a break? Will the Dusty haters stop disliking him? I think Al asked this in the Why are We Here thread, and how winning it would change us fans. But will it change us? Will it make us better? What will we do if some of these things that we see as unlikely happen? I know what I'm going to do, I'm going to laugh, and enjoy that happening. Hopefully, I still have a long life ahead of me, so I hope I get to see some of this.
And I'm not necessarily talking about these things happening now, but I'm not necessarily talking about them happening 2050. I'm just talking.
These are a lot of questions, and it is impossible to answer them all correctly. But in baseball who knows. I'm just so curious.