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It's All About the Benjamins: the 5 Stages of Cubs' Grief

In the end MONEY will be the determining fact for Cubs change. When fans start staying away and game/concession/merchandising revenues decline precipitously, THEN change will occur. This is going to take a long time. Whether we want to admit it to ourselves, the Cubs have already entered the rebuilding phase. The PLAYERS have certainly entered it.

So what phase of "Cubs Grief" are YOU in?  

1-Denial-

Not accepting or even acknowledging the loss. "This can't be happening to the Cubs". Meh."They’ll win today. Things will be better".

2-Anger-

"Why does this s**t ALWAYS happen to the Cubs?" feelings of wanting to fight back or get even. "Where’s Rothschild? Next time up Carlos should just DRILL Pierzynski in the ribs."

3-Bargaining-

Bargaining often takes place before the loss. Attempting to make deals with others to stop or change the loss. Begging, wishing, praying for them to win. "This team has too much talent! If Hendry would just fire Lou, things would get better."

4-Depression-

Overwhelming feelings of hopelessness, frustration, bitterness, self pity, mourning yet ANOTHER Cubs’ loss as well as the hopes, dreams and plans for the future. Feeling lack of control, feeling numb. "Hendry HAS to go. He built this mess. Where the hell is Ricketts?"

5-Acceptance-

There is a difference between resignation and acceptance. You have to accept the loss, not just try to bear it quietly. "F**k this s**t. G*dd**n Cubs! When does the Bears/Bulls/Blackhawks/Illini/NW/ND (insert favorite OTHER team or sport here) season start?"

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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