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.