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The 5 stages of being a Cubs Fan in 2009

It's been interesting to read the posts and game threads over this season. As I've followed the ever-changing tones of the comments, it kept reminding me of something, and I couldn't quite put my finger on it.

Then it came to me: Cubs fans experience (to a lesser degree) the same emotions as someone does when they die. OK, admittedly, not the most uplifting analogy- but boy, the stages can be read throughout the posts on BCB.

 

The 5 stages of being a Cubs Fan in 2009

DENIAL - usually only a temporary defense for the Cubs fan; “This can’t be happening. The Cubs are BETTER than this! Just wait until they rattle off a 5-game winning streak! It CAN happen. ” 

ANGER - misplaced feelings of rage and envy leading to many venting posts; “It’s not fair- why can’t these guys hit with runners in scoring position?” 

BARGAINING - hope that the fan can somehow help the Cubs postpone the inevitable fade down the stretch; “I’ll kick in $20 to the ‘Get Rid of Aaron Miles’ fund!”

DEPRESSION – the fan may become silent, troll and spend much of the time grieving; “If only A-Ram hadn’t gotten injured…”

ACCEPTANCE – acknowledging the end of the struggle and the peace in understanding that this isn’t the year the Cubs will win a World Series; “Wait ‘til NEXT year!”

 

So where are YOU on this progression list? 

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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