being a cub fan means never having to say we won it all

met a cub fan the other night and he said

“between you and me i hope they never win, i hate the yuppies who fill the bleachers,

“i hate that they have luxury seats across the street, i hate that they hollowed out space under the bleachers for private parties

“i hate that tickets cost so much, i hate that everyone is suddenly so obsessed with winning.

“and i hate that theyre not winning.

“when i was young i never cared if they won.”

i said yeah what was so fun was betting your buddy a quarter to see which infielder would scratch himself first

and bro reached into a fridge, opened a beer, handed it to me

and said to his wife, “honey that is a real chicagoian”

and we clinked bottles.

but between you and i, i guess ive lived in LA too long.

cuz i want them to win.