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Go Cubs Go—All The Way To The 2012 World Series!

April 5, 2012

My DNA is constructed so that I champion the underdogs.  I have always been this way.  Therefore once again, as I have done for many years, I will be rooting for the Loveable Losers to again snap what has been the longest title drought endured by any professional sports team.  I will be cheering on the Chicago Cubs to again prove why they are America’s Team.

I have never had any allegiance for any other baseball team, or for that matter any other sports team.  My backing of the Cubbies is due to the fact they have heart, and they seem to so often leave everything they have out on the field in an attempt to make their fans proud.  Year after year they strive to win it all, and in that struggle I see the glory.   After 103 straight seasons without a World Series championship who among us is not deep down rooting for a miracle?  Come on—I know you are!

While I am not a sports fan in the sense that most understand the term, I do have a deep respect for the Cubs.  I have listened to Chicago radio every day since I was a teenager, and so follow the sports news from the Windy City.  It is impossible to not become attached to the dreams of this franchise to again prevail over all other teams.

Over time I have discovered I have a strange warm feeling for Wrigley Field though I have never attended a game there, but hear so much about it from callers on WGN radio.  As such I am glad that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has moved seriously in the direction of using city funds for a renovation plan for the 98-year-old historic ballpark.

So while many will cheer on the Brewers or the Cardinals or the Red Sox I will be with the guys who have heart and play for the history books.

Go Cubs Go!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Solly permalink
    May 17, 2012 1:35 PM

    Wow, Deke hitched his wagon with an endorsement of a project benefitting a wonderful family!!! http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/05/17/cubs-patriarch-joe-ricketts-is-in-need-of-a-literate-black-man/ Let’s get some more of that gubment spending! Except when we’re spending millions against gubment spending!

  2. Solly permalink
    May 16, 2012 8:06 PM

    “As such I am glad that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has moved seriously in the direction of using city funds for a renovation plan for the 98-year-old historic ballpark.” Yes Rahmbo, please spend some taxpayer money to make Wrigley a better money maker for the Cubs’ owner, so he has more money for his superpac, to fund people like Sharon Engle in 2010, and the woman who won last night’s Repugnant primary in Nebraska, endorsed by Sarah Palin. Isn’t it ironic, the pac is called “Taxpayers Against Earmarks (TAE), a new nonprofit “dedicated to educating and engaging American taxpayers about wasteful government spending and the misguided practice of earmarks.” While its mission is educational, it has an affiliated political arm — what’s known as a “super PAC” for its ability to raise and spend any amount it wants — called the Ending Spending Fund” Yeah, no earmarks and no gubment spending unless it’s to make me’s mo’ money.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/20/ending-spending-fund-harry-reid-nevada-florida_n_769780.html

    I’d also like to see a cost/benefit analysis of how much the NATO conference is costing/benefitting the city of Chicago. Kids can’t go to school, businesses can’t get their employes and customers in and out, the Shedd is closed, etc.

  3. Solly permalink
    April 5, 2012 4:38 PM

    Wow Deke, you DO know that they sell beer to the slovenly fans at the Cubs games and at bars around the stadium afterwards?! I wasn’t aware that you knew one end of the bat from the other. Seriously, nice post UNTIL you step into the cow pie about city financing of a renovated stadium. Owner extortion for city financed stadiums in all sports is the biggest scam in the world, instead of trickle down it’s full scale projectile urination. For example, Jerry Reinsdorf threatening to move the WhiteSox to St. Petersberg which built a new stadium before they got a team, Reinsdork got a new stadium on the south side, cleared the small businesses for blocks away, so people are dependent for food and drink at the stadium (and where’s the econ. dev. and property tax benefit in that???), and then changing the name of historic Comiskey Park to U.S. Cellular field after a couple years for another payoff. And now he’s screwing his landlords, the city of Chicago taxpayers again (see http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20111026/NEWS02/111029790/reinsdorfs-sweet-deal-at-u-s-cellular-field-gets-even-sweeter). It would be disgusting if Rahm-bo finds money for Wrigley (to be renamed at a later date???) renovations, when he fires crossing guards, cuts library hours and dictates hours and working conditions to teachers (was he taking a page from Scott Walker???). It’s funny how so many people bitch about paying taxes for schools or public employes, but have no problem handing a $billion stadium to billionaires with public funds. By the way, even as a fan of the more wholesome game of football I still got the chance to attend a game at Wrigley, it was awesome. We were seated near the press box and saw Harry Caray lean out the window and lead the fans in “Take me out to the ballgame.” Thankfully Barry Alvarez wasn’t the guest singer that day.

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