Welcome to Chicago Cubs Online. I have been doing a temporary blog on another site for the past few months (BNB-Bleeding Northside Blue), but this is my new permanent home. I look forward to sharing my views and hearing your opinions on our beloved Chicago Cubs. I do not claim to be an expert or an insider, but I do claim to be one of the Cubs Faithful.
Sometimes I wonder if being a Cubs fan is a blessing or a curse. I became a fan by accident. I was not raised in Chicago (but I have lived there since, my wife is from Chicago and now have family and friends in the area) and my first memory of the Cubs is when we got cable in 1981. I can remember coming home from school and turning on the TV and finding a baseball game….everyday!! It was the coolest thing in the world for a then 10 year old. I remember thinking I want to live in Chicago. Everyone there must be rich because they can go to baseball games during the day. Even at 10 I could see how bad the Cubs were….but I did not care, it was baseball. Then in 1982 along came Harry Caray and I was hooked. I remember listening to this wonderful man, full of life and he made the game I loved even better. Then in 1984, they became VERY GOOD and I had no idea that it had been 39 years since they had made the playoffs. I can remember playing sick and staying home to watch the ‘Cubs In The Playoffs’ (something I would do again). Ryne Sandberg became my hero and I had to ask my parents what a ‘Daily Double’ was. At that point there was no turning back.
Many things in my life have changed, but me being a Cubs fan has not. The strike in 1994 almost ran me away….then Sammy brought me right back and then there was 2003.
As a member of the Cubs Faithful, I hope the sign will soon read ‘AC000000’.
Let’s Play Two!!!