FanPost

Hello Cub Fans

I know most of you don't care about my background and I can completely understand that - I probably wouldn't either. However I feel as though I should introduce myself if I'm going to be posting in the future. When I was 9 years old, in 1987, I became a Mets fan for some reason (I was raised in Texas). Actually it was probably Gary Carter, RIP, I was a catcher as a kid. I was a Mets fan from that point forward, went to school in Ithaca, supported the Amazins through the 80's, 90's, Bobby Valentine, Bobby Bonilla (whom the Mets are still paying I think), Edgardo Alfonso, Tim Tuffel, Kevin Mitchell before he went to the Giants and blew up for a few seasons, John Olerud, Clemens hurling the bat head at Piazza, Benny Agbayani, you get the picture. Unfortunately in the early 2000's I got a wandering eye. My first time at Wrigley, in 2002, I saw Sammy hit 1 of his 609 against the mighty Florida Marlins. I'm not going to mention in detail, but I was watching every bit of the 2003 NLCS, and I think game 6 even at the time took me closer to fandom. I went to a game in August against the Reds in 2008 and at that point I knew I just had to admit it to myself and to the Mets. This past offseason I finally had to break it off for the Cubs. I gave all my Mets gear away in the offseason, including a Jose Reyes shersey that was essentially worthless, but that's beside the point. I still feel like I'm cheating wearing this Cubs hat. I guess it just takes a while after the divorce. After a full regular season, I'm sure it'll feel a little more natural. Regardless, I want you all to know I love the history of this team, I love the fan base, I love Wrigley and Wrigleyville. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but I just want you all to know I'm on board - for whatever that's worth. I don't pretend I know what it's like for those of you who, with your ancestors, have been waiting since 1908. I do understand what it means to be a Cub fan and I take it seriously. I'm willing to hang in with you all for another 100+ years if necessary. Even better though would be all of us celebrating a Cubs world championship in the next decade.

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.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Join Bleed Cubbie Blue

You must be a member of Bleed Cubbie Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleed Cubbie Blue. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker