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I have lost my Cubs Fan MoJo - Emotionally checked out until Sept 2014

Though I will retain my loyalty to the Cubs (hence the handle), I have decided to not get emotional (good or bad) until September 2014 at the earliest when some of the future core are (hopefully) called up to the show in September. Though I will peek at box scores and still post here and provide astute observations and historical references, I will shift some of my "Cub-Fan" capacity to other areas.

The positives

- Though it can never move fast enough, the Cubs are getting better (at the big league level as well as depth in the farm system)

- Wrigley Field will likely be around for the rest of my lifetime assuming the renovations progress.

- Watching the Cubs play has not been cheaper for years (buy the cheapest ticket you can on Stubhub or the street and upgrade yourself in the 3rd inning!)

- The Cubs are still better than the Sox

The Negatives

- Not sold on Sveum - not ready to send him up the river just yet, but by Sept 2014 we'll know how Theo and Jed feel

- Cubs fans have lost their spunk (though the Blackhawks were worse in '06-'07 and look at them now). I do not recall any time since 1984 where the overall attitude has been this poor and apathetic. Tom Ricketts - you need to find a way to relight the fire of the fans (i.e. LOWER TICKET PRICES is a place to start)

- Cubs do not have an identity - they need to define one.

Predictions:

I see one major off-season FA signing this year and 2 between 2014 and 2015.

2013 - 71 Wins

2014 - 77 Wins (Slogan - Plenty of Good Seats available)

2015 - 88 Wins - WC (Slogan - October Baseball is Back!)

2016 - WS Champs (Slogan - Our Year is Here)



Anyone else in the same boat as me? Are there any 800 Numbers I can call Like.. 1-800-I-give-up

1-800 Cubs-Suk

1-800 TwTw-Yes!

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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