1. Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    there seems to be two types of people in the world 

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    1. people rooting for the cubs to break their 108 year-old curse

    2. people who find great joy in kicking Cub fans when they’re down.

    this is nothing new to long time followers of the North Siders. it starts with White Sox fans and moves in every direction from St. Louis all the way to LA.

    and it’s cool. this year the Cubs were the favorites to go all the way and everyone likes to knock off the big boys.

    but how can you really be the overdog if you have never even been to the World Series in 70 years? let alone won it?

    last night i was at the game, i wore my hat and jersey, we got lucky and had tickets next to a large group of Cub fans but Dodgers fans were plentiful.

    the Cubs were down early and i tried my little trick of moving around the ballpark to generate some “luck” and as we were climbing some stairs we came across two gentlemen that Ralphy666 warned me about: both Hispanic, heavily tattooed, strong, and talking hella trash.

    the stairs were between the upper deck and the super upper deck. they were enclosed, narrow, and it was just us and them. no security, no witnesses, nowhere to run.

    You’re wearing the wrong colors, ese, the bigger one said.

    Are you kidding, I joked, you should love the colors I’m wearing, we just spotted you three runs.

    the logic stunned them for a minute. just long enough for us to pass by.

    we were walking up, they were walking down.

    at some point we realized they doubled back and were following us.

    i wasn’t scared. why would i be. the only thing i was scared about was they were going to buy us beers for our generosity

    and it would be a Bud Light.