We shouldn't get too excited about it though. The Cubs are still the Cubs and they still haven't won anything of substance in any of our lifetimes, so there is no reason to go down there and start waving a W flag around like they won the World Series.
This is why every other team makes fun of Cubs fans.
(h/t Rice Cube)
Seriously, why do Cubs fans insist on bringing ridicule and scorn on themselves (and me by association) every time some crap team manages to win a couple of games?
This is why everyone hates Cubs fans. It is why I hate being lumped in with this shit. They won a game against a team that has lost series to just about every sub-.500 team they have played recently. Whoopee. Let's remember that if the Cubs suffer one more loss before the end of the year they are guaranteed a losing record to break their three-year string of being at least .500. Three years. That is the staggering success we want to parade around in rival ballparks?
We go around acting like immature jerks over a meaningless win or two when our greatest sustained success in my lifetime is the past three seasons of being over .500 and then not winning a single post-season game. That is really something to be proud of.
Why can't we just enjoy the wins? Why can't we just enjoy the series for what it is and be happy that the Cubs aren't letting the Cardinals stomp all over them as they usually do?
Why can't we just let the St. Louis media insist that it doesn't bother anyone in St. Louis to maybe get swept by a shit team because the Cardinals and the fans just don't care? Wouldn't seeing Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Dispatch write this to kick off tonight's game preview be fun enough?:
THE STAKES: The Cubs are trying to sweep the moribund Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Normally that would get a rise out of The Home Team, but these guys have been finished for a couple weeks now.
I get it.
"If we don't hear it or see it or talk about it, it didn't happen!"
Seriously, this one link (brought to my attention by Kris) has enough comedy gold in it to last awhile without having to make asses of ourselves by over-inflating the importance of this meaningless series.
Check out the comments. There were only three as I wrote this, but all three are awesome.
stop dwelling on what lopez has done in the past he is doing nothing now help him pack his bags so he don,t miss the last bus out of town
Let's forget the unwillingness to use capital letters, not knowing the difference between an apostrophe and a comma, and a seeming ignorance of any other punctuation marks. Let's just applaud his recognition that Felipe Lopez sucks.
Too many bad decission by their leader for them to care. I thought the Girls basketball was a batter watch.
Orval is freaking Ernest Hemingway compared to this guy. He is repeating the meme that nobody cares and he wasn't paying attention anyway. Plus he seems to admit that he is the creepy guy in the stands at girl's basketball games that isn't related to the participants.
It's a sad state of the Bird but I have been numb to it for several weeks now. The Cards will finish 10 games out at .500 for a much hyped season with no substance. Could the MVP or Cy Young have less meaning? It was a pleasure to have Albert but financial expectations just do not make sense for the future of a competitive team. As great as he is, he doesn't have the body type to play a long time
I haven't watched for 3 weeks now and prefer Andy Griffith episodes. They're more consistent.
This contains many correctly spelled words and some punctuation, so somebody obviously has earned their GED. Craig also doesn't care about a potential Cubs sweep since Pujols is probably gone soon anyway and that is good because he doesn't have the body type to stand at first base for long periods of time. How the hell did Pujols win all those MVPs by having such an awful body? Craig skips the girls basketball and prefers to fantasize about Aunt Bea instead of watching the Cardinals.
So Cubs fans, let's not act like the Cubs are suddenly awesome because they won a few games at the end of a losing season. Let's just enjoy the denial that is going on downstate and across the Mississippi and act like we've been there before even if we never have.