15th June 11:13
I didn't bother to watch any of the games this weekend. Today, I went
to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and enjoyed the day just fine.
I'm so very tired of all the crap that I've been hearing from Cubbie
fans. I hear all the time that Cubbie fans don't care about the Sox.
Well, I'd sure like to meet those Cubbie fans once in awhile. Nearly
every Cubbie fan that I've encountered, when they've discovered that
I'm a Sox fan they've felt compelled to issue their usual put-downs of
the Sox and Sox fans.
Bear in mind that I don't wear anti-Cubs stuff, and no Cubs **** shirt
would I ever wear. I haven't been shooting barbs at the Cubbies
either. In recent weeks, it's just that when Cubbie fans discover that
you're a Sox fan they feel compelled to fire away at the Sox and Sox
fans. Yeah, I know it's because some Sox fan kicked their dog twenty
What is it with Cubbie fans, can't they just enjoy the game without
constantly barking about their teams attendance? And what is it with
the perpetual put-downs of Sox fans? Can't they just enjoy the games
at the Cell without the unprovoked put-downs of Sox fans? There is a
hubris, arrogance and smugness among many Cubbie fans that's very
'We're more popular than the Sox! And YIPEE we're better people than
those lowly Sox fans too! Did you see that there was an ad above the
urinal advertising a criminal defense attorney? See, Sox fans all
Here's but one example: On Saturday I was at a wedding. I spotted a
TV on in the banquet hall office with the game on. So I asked the guy
manning the office if I could watch for a moment. The 60-70 year old
office guy asked who I was rooting for, to which I simply replied that
I'm a Sox fan. The old office guy then says, "Why is it that the Sox
don't have any fans?" I replied, "Well, which would you prefer, a team
that wins or a team that draws well? Frankly, I don't care much about
how many people attend games but I'm sure the Sox will draw over 2
million this year."
It's often said by Cubbie fans that Sox fans don't care about whether
the Sox win the World Series just so long as they beat the Cubbies. If
that is true, then it's even more so true that Cubbie fans don't care
if they win the World Series just so long as the Cubbies outdraw the
Do Yankee fans feel the need to constantly talk about their teams
The Sox could lose all six regular season games to the Cubbies, if the
Sox were to win the World Series, I wouldn't care about those regular
The Sox lost this series to the Cubbies? Oh, well on to the next
series. Frankly, I'm glad the interleague games are done with.
15th June 11:13
On 26 Jun 2005 21:45:43 -0700, "DrCrawdad" <email@example.com>
Methinks the lady doth protest too much.
"I do not believe the government should impose on power plants mandatory emissions reductions for carbon dioxide. This is especially true given the incomplete state of scientific knowledge of the causes of, and solutions to, global climate change."
- President George Bush
"There is a better scientific consensus on this than on any other issue I know except maybe Newton's second law of dynamics."
- Scientist D. James Baker, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
15th June 11:13
It is wacky, wacky when both sides do it, which was the point I was
attempting to make.
I'm now storing the broad brushes that no one likes to be painted with.
No doubt the reason you are here is because you love the game of
baseball, as do I. Peace to you.
"What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?" - Nick Lowe.
19th June 10:10
No Typical of Mr Crosby. You might ask him why he posts more here than
to the White Sox group. He is obsessed with the Cubs and their fans.
|"Baseball is too much of a sport to be a business
| and too much of a business to be a sport."
| William Wrigley Jr.