How insecure are Cubs’ fans? Seriously, why would you even be giving the White Sox the time of day? You’re team is conquering every team they face and there are no signs of slowing down, so if I’m sitting where you are I really could care less what my city rival is doing.
So, that’s what’s perplexing about Cubs fans liking posts on the White Sox getting swept by the Tigers or coming up to me at the office and pointing out how the Sox are really playing terrible baseball. Really? Thanks. I would get all of this if the Cubs were playing as poorly as the White Sox are right now, as you pretend your team isn’t as bad as the other team, but that’s not the case at all. It can be fun trading barbs on meaningless stats, in a meaningless season, as you try to stomach a 162-game schedule. I get that, but this I do not get this at all.
After pondering on this insanity for the past day, I realized it all must boil down to the fact that Cubs’ fans really don’t believe their team is ever going to win a World Series; that would be the only logical conclusions as to why someone would even care what the White Sox are doing at anytime in 2016, 2017, 2018, and even 2019. Yes, the Cubs will probably remain in contention all of those years with the stable that Theo Epstein has assembled, and I think its great. I think its great that the Cubs went out and did it right because they owe it to their fans to finally get it right, and at the same time I really don’t care.
What I learned over the years is that worrying about another team fucking up in your division or at the other end of the Redline doesn’t matter if you can’t win baseball games. As for the Sox, they can’t win baseball games right now, and that Sux for Sox fans, but should have zero impact on Cubs’ fans.
Now, I would be wrong if I were to lump every Cubs’ fan into this group, as that’s not the case. One Cubs’ fan writes on this blog with me, and from his point of view it doesn’t matter what the Sox do when it comes to the Cubs. However, Smitty is also from the fine state of Michigan and grew-up a Tigers’ fan, so he should be pretty happy when the Tigers sweep the Sox.
So, Cubs’ fans I’m not sure why you can’t just enjoy this run (other then my aforementioned assumption) that you’re on now and go about your day without digging into White Sox fans. It really shouldn’t be that difficult, you have the entire summer to enjoy, as well as, many summers to come. I would be remiss if I did not point out that I watch a lot of Cubs just because their a fun team to watch, but this current trend on behavior by certain Cubs’ fans is slowly turning me back into the old me when I couldn’t wait to hear bad news from the North side.