A Conscientious Fan’s Dilemma

A few days ago, this popped up on my news feed:

This is an issue for me. I’m a diehard Cubs fan, but I’m also adamantly opposed to destructive and polarizing policies of this current Trump administration. So how do I reconcile these now diametrically opposed beliefs? I love my Cubs, but also I despise Donald Trump as he lies and divides this country, tearing it down piece by piece.

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My Journey as a Cubs Fan

I became a Chicago Cubs fan in early 1977.  I had never played organized baseball or had even seen a baseball game before.  Deciding that I should select a team to root for but having no experience with the sport, I did what any red-blooded American boy would do.  I opened the sporting section of the newspaper and picked a team.

That year Chicago had come back from years of mediocrity and were actually leading their division.  My 13-year-old brain thought, “These guys must be good, they are leading their division.”  And with that, I became a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.  (Don’t laugh, I know one guy who became a die hard Buffalo Bills fan just from getting a free team plastic cup in a convenience store.).  During that year I followed my new team with the fervor only a young boy learning sports can have.  I checked the box scores every day in the newspaper, watched them contend for the playoffs behind the pitching of young Rick Reuschel, only to fall short in a late season swoon.  “That’s OK”, I thought, “There’s always next year!”.

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