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Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Cubs

“Chicago Baseball is on the air! From Wrigley Field in Chicago, it’s the Chicago Cubs versus the Saint Louis Cardinals” – Pat Hughes, Play by Play Announcer Extraordinaire. With spring training games starting and 30 days left to Opening Day, one of the things I’ll miss most the next two years is watching my beloved Cubs at the beautiful Friendly Confines, listening to them on WGN AM-720, and reading Gordon Whittenmeyer’s columns in the Chicago Sun-Times. I’ll miss freezing my ass off in the stands on Opening Day, sitting in the bleachers in the sun on warm summer weekdays, singing during the 7th inning stretch, having a few beers and dogs with good friends, jawing with Sox and Cardinals fans, and watching my beloved Cubs blow yet another golden opportunity to go to the World Series. If they somehow do manage to make it to the World Series this year, I'll see everyone in Chicago in October for one hell of a party!

But it’s not all bad. I do have internet in my house, found a website that streams live games for free and should have time to watch a game or two. I also got my host brother to start wearing a Cubs hat. Up until Monday, he was wearing a cheap Sox hat but I told him that was pretty low and kind of ghetto so I had my dear friend Chris Albu bring him one. He was very excited and sports it proudly now. At least he wasn’t wearing Cardinals gear – after all, he’s not moron.