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20 THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED SINCE THE CHICAGO CUBS LAST WON THE WORLD SERIES:

1. Radio was invented; Cub fans got to hear their team lose.
2. TV was invented; Cub fans got to see their team lose.
3. Baseball added 14 teams; Cub fans got to see AND hear their team lose to more teams.
4. George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th,70th, 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.
5. Halley’s Comet passed Earth… twice.
6. Harry Caray was born… and died. Incredible, but true.
7. The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and Chicago teams won championships in each league.
8. Man landed on the moon, as have several home runs given up by Cubs pitchers.
9. Sixteen US presidents were elected.
10. There were 11 amendments added to the Constitution.
11. Prohibition was created, and repealed.
12. The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, was discovered, and became the subject of major motion pictures… the latter giving Cub fans hope that something that finishes on the bottom can come out on top.
13. Wrigley Field was built and becomes the oldest park in the National League.
14. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the team’s future World Series pennants. Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down.
15. A combination of more than 40 summer & winter Olympics have been held.
16. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown; several thanked Cubs pitchers.
17. Bell bottoms came in style, went out of style, and came back in style.
18. The Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Florida Marlins have ALL won the World Series.
19. The Cubs played 14,153 regular-season games; they lost the majority of them.
20. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were added to the Union.
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Love it, though I don't know about #14.  #8--yes, many, many moonshots over the years from opposing bats off of Cubs pitchers.

 

Cubs ownership is currently in negotiations with the City/Mayor over renovations.  There is a chance, albeit slight, that the Cubs may relocate from their current location out toward O'Hare Airport, in Rosemont.  The Mayor of Rosemont is williing to give the Cubs organization 25 acres of land to build a stadium, parking, etc.

 

In the meantime, I'm enjoying the Blackhawks!  At least I was able to see them hoist the Stanley Cup in 2010.  Their previous Cup was won when I was a newborn.

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I'm used to it. 

 

Better than being a White Sox fan!   Ewwwwwww

I thought of you as soon as I saw this and had to post it here! One good thing about Cub fans, most of them are good natured.

 

Hey, the Cardinals are starting out the season 1-2 so they don't have anything to brag about yet this year.

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The trouble with being a good loser is you have to lose in order to prove it.

 

That winning team up in the northeast, I never cared for. When I was young my father usually watched every base ball game that was on TV unless of course he was working. When that northeast team was playing I would set down just to watch if Mickey would hit a home run or not. later on it was Roger.

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Wow! The biggest, staunchest, life-long Cub fan I know was sooooo upset with the Cubs today. He said he's not going to waste another moment watching a Cubs game this year. He said he was so upset that if someone had handed him a Cardinals jersey today he would have actually wore it! :bigshock:

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Wow! The biggest, staunchest, life-long Cub fan I know was sooooo upset with the Cubs today. He said he's not going to waste another moment watching a Cubs game this year. He said he was so upset that if someone had handed him a Cardinals jersey today he would have actually wore it! :bigshock:

 

They are a sad team, but I don't think I'd go that far (to wear a Cards jersey..... :face: ).

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They are a sad team, but I don't think I'd go that far (to wear a Cards jersey..... :face: ).

I'm thinking he might not have said that if someone had actually been there holding a Cardinal jersey!

 

Speaking of such, the Cardinals gave a royal whooping to the World Series champ Giants today, 14 - 3!

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They are a sad team, but I don't think I'd go that far (to wear a Cards jersey..... :face: ).

 

If I were to become a baseball fan today, the Cubs just might be my team, I love to be ofr the underdog. Last night I read what wikipedia  had to say about the Cubs.

 

Several years back I watched a few games that Gaylord Perry pitched, enjoyed watching him.

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I began watching baseball on opening day 1969 (I was in 2nd grade).  I think Perry was still pitching for someone then, maybe San Francisco?  I don't follow it like I did years ago for many reasons.

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From the time I was 2 until I was old enough to watch myself and my younger sister, I heard baseball on my babysitters husbands radio. From that point I vaguely paid a little attention to the Cardinals, Cubs and sometimes a couple other teams. It wasn't until my youngest son became a huge Cardinals fan a few years ago that I really paid any serious attention to baseball again.

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I pretty much just follow the Cubs on the internet, checking scores.  If I ever went back to Chicago, I wouldn't go to a game.....too much money, and the atmosphere is not one where I should be.

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I pretty much just follow the Cubs on the internet, checking scores.  If I ever went back to Chicago, I wouldn't go to a game.....too much money, and the atmosphere is not one where I should be.

Those I know of who like to go to Cubs games in Chicago when they get the chance, love it because of the beer and "party atmosphere" and all the fun they say they have with those sitting around them.

 

Not something I would care to be involved in.

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I pretty much just follow the Cubs on the internet, checking scores.  If I ever went back to Chicago, I wouldn't go to a game.....too much money, and the atmosphere is not one where I should be.

 

Drinking ruins many things.

 

A person I know opened up a restaurant, calls it a family restaurant, but I do not call a place that serves alcoholic drinks of any type a family restaurant. I believe I would go to a fast food place before doing business in a restaurant  that serves alcohol. Oh, & he calls himself a Christian, & he, wife, daughter, & son attends a SBC church every now & again, that is when there is nothing better to do.

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Drinking ruins many things.
 
A person I know opened up a restaurant, calls it a family restaurant, but I do not call a place that serves alcoholic drinks of any type a family restaurant. I believe I would go to a fast food place before doing business in a restaurant  that serves alcohol. Oh, & he calls himself a Christian, & he, wife, daughter, & son attends a SBC church every now & again, that is when there is nothing better to do.


I agree with you.

When I traveled when I first changed employers in early 2011, I was put up in a hotel/casino. What a sad place that was. I had to go through the smoky casino to get to the hotel portion of the facility. I would hold my breath as I walked through because of my asthma. Even at 5am went I went out for my morning run there were people sitting at the machines. I was thankful that my assignment there was only 5 weeks. I always got strange looks whether I was coming or going, particularly on Wednesdays and Sundays when I was going to church.
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Those I know of who like to go to Cubs games in Chicago when they get the chance, love it because of the beer and "party atmosphere" and all the fun they say they have with those sitting around them.
 
Not something I would care to be involved in.


There was a time years ago where the majority actually paid attention to the game. Now it's abut partying, etc.....sad.
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There was a time years ago where the majority actually paid attention to the game. Now it's abut partying, etc.....sad.

There are a few people around here who travel up to Chicago at least once a year for the party time in the ballpark. All of them say the same thing, they don't really pay much attention to the game. They are there for the beer and carrying on with those around them.

 

What a waste.

 

There are also some older Cub fans around here who say they would like to go but won't because of all the booze and partying going on.

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There are a few people around here who travel up to Chicago at least once a year for the party time in the ballpark. All of them say the same thing, they don't really pay much attention to the game. They are there for the beer and carrying on with those around them.
 
What a waste.
 
There are also some older Cub fans around here who say they would like to go but won't because of all the booze and partying going on.


And that is exactly why I haven't been to a game in years. When I go I want to see the game, not listen to partying.
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And that is exactly why I haven't been to a game in years. When I go I want to see the game, not listen to partying.

A true fan wants to watch the game. All these drunkards who claim to be fans are bigger fans of their outrageously expensive ballpark beer.

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I agree with you.

When I traveled when I first changed employers in early 2011, I was put up in a hotel/casino. What a sad place that was. I had to go through the smoky casino to get to the hotel portion of the facility. I would hold my breath as I walked through because of my asthma. Even at 5am went I went out for my morning run there were people sitting at the machines. I was thankful that my assignment there was only 5 weeks. I always got strange looks whether I was coming or going, particularly on Wednesdays and Sundays when I was going to church.

 

I guess I've been in a Casino once. It was in Colorado, Linda & I were on a motorcycle trip. We stopped at a place that had a sign & listed a cheap breakfast. We did not know what we were walking into at about 7:00 AM, we did not know anything like that was in that part of the country.

 

Yet we stayed and had breakfast. From were we were setting we could easily see a woman setting on a stool feeding one of those bandits, drinking beer after beer. We set there keeping an eye on her, wondering just how much money she put into that thing. Wondering if she had children at home for we saw a wedding band on her hand. Wonder if there were was any children were they being taken care of, or doing without while their mother fed the bandit in the early morning hours.

 

I am so thankful that gambling is something that never interested me. I've seen so many lose everything they have, along with family because of gambling, & if they are drinkers on top of gambling, it just makes it that much worse for them.

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I recall one occasion when I returned to the "hotel" after shopping one evening after work.  I remember seeing one woman in particular (just sort of stuck out at me for some unknown reason).  She was in a wheelchair, sitting at a slot maching, smoking, drinking.  This was maybe around 8pm or so.  When I walked back through for my run the next morning at 5, she was at the same machine, but now was slumped over, asleep.  Just as I got a little closer to try to determine if she was breathing or not, one of the housekeeping staff bumped her wheelchair with their vacuum and she woke up, and started again to put money in the machine.  I was thankful when that assignment ended.

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And there's so many caught up in that.

 

A local couple owned a home for people who were not ready for a nursing home, it was a very nice place for elderly people, but the wife & her sister spent most of their time in Oklahoma gambling after the Indians opened up a gambling joint. Until the Indian gambling joint opened it was a wonderful place & well kept, the food was wonderful, but a few months after the gambling joint opened the home became neglected, the food was no longer wonderful, them the bank foreclosed & the elderly people had to be moved to other places.

 

The Indian gambling joint in Eastern Oklahoma in is doing great making money heads over hills from what I hear, I see their advertising in our local newspaper.

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Just purely from a logical point of view - they have those machines because they are.profitable - if the owner makes a profit it must mean the punter loses overall - they are just hoping that it is the other poor guy........

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Just purely from a logical point of view - they have those machines because they are.profitable - if the owner makes a profit it must mean the punter loses overall - they are just hoping that it is the other poor guy........

 

One thing I've noticed, gambling joints hardly ever go broke, only their customers, yet around here listening to people that go you would think everyone of them are 'BIG WINNERS!'  :smug:

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One thing I've noticed, gambling joints hardly ever go broke, only their customers, yet around here listening to people that go you would think everyone of them are 'BIG WINNERS!'  :smug:

 

Of course, they have to justify their sin.

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It's ironic and sad that many of these folks will lose hundreds and then thousands of dollars in these places, and not talk much about it, but every once in awhile they will come out of those places with 30, 40 or 50 more dollars than they went in with and think they have really won and continually tell everyone they see.

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