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Old Dec 5th 2006, 9:48 am
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When I was a child we lived between Chicago and Milwaukee. My dad worked 3rd shift, he would come home get some rest and we would watch the Cubs on WGN. I remember going to grade school and the kids made fun of me because I was a Cub fan and they all liked the Milwaukee Braves. I told my dad about that and he said "Well they just won the WS when they start to lose that place will empty out and they will move", he was right. In the meantime we loved our Cubs, listened to Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau. Latter on it was Harry...

No matter wherever I have moved too I follow the Cubs. I was fortunate that we could get WGN with our antenna back then because that was before satellite dishes, or even cable. I know that someday I will see em win it all.....
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Not sure if my story's funny or not, I grew up in Long Island. I never rooted for the Yankees or Mets. I always liked the Orioles (more or less because they were a good team at the time, and I wanted to be Jim Palmer). My dad's a huge Mets fan, so he used to bring me to Shea all the time and for some reason they were always playing the Cubs, so to piss him off it that's who I rooted for adnd somehow it stuck.

As it wound up years later, I'm marrying a Cubs fan and moving to Chicago... The wedding is in a week and a half and the move is in 8 months. Can't wait!
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When I was a child we lived between Chicago and Milwaukee. My dad worked 3rd shift, he would come home get some rest and we would watch the Cubs on WGN. I remember going to grade school and the kids made fun of me because I was a Cub fan and they all liked the Milwaukee Braves. I told my dad about that and he said "Well they just won the WS when they start to lose that place will empty out and they will move", he was right. In the meantime we loved our Cubs, listened to Jack Brickhouse, Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau. Latter on it was Harry...

No matter wherever I have moved too I follow the Cubs. I was fortunate that we could get WGN with our antenna back then because that was before satellite dishes, or even cable. I know that someday I will see em win it all.....
Good story...smart dad!
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I was 8 years old in 1978 and my dad and granddad took me to my first game. I've been a diehard fan ever since..
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In my house.. we were a little poor.. so we'd have cable in the summer to watch the cubs.. and just as the cubs would be ending the season.. we'd lose our cable for the winter.. And it's always kind of stuck..
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For me it's simple. Harry Caray. When i was a kid growing up in iowa , 6 or 7 yrs old or so, i would come home from school wanting to watch gijoe and transformers on wgn but the cubs would be on instead. At first i was mad b/c well, its gijoe and the transformers! But Harry got me hooked, i saw wrigley and how much fun everyone was having and I knew right away that i wanted to be a part of it. And now here i am and i love it, no matter how much crap ive taken over the years for being a cubbies fan i never wavered.
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I actually just asked my dad a bit ago how he became a Cub's fan. I had to ask, because the rest of his side of the family are White Sox fans. Anyways, he said that when he was younger he would always go to his grandma's house and they always had WGN on and he'd sit and watch the Cubs play and see Ron Santo at 3rd, and he became hooked. I still haven't figured out how my mom became one, because she's from an all White Sox family too.
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I officially became a Cubs fan full-time when my folks had cable installed in our home around 1982 or '83. I've been hooked ever since. Now, my dad buys me a yearly subscription to Vineline every year for my birthday.
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I grew up in Padre territory in Southern California and everyone in my family is diehard season ticket holding Padre fans so Im the exception.

I was grounded in elementary school like 11 years ago and I would get bored and watch the 95 Cubs I think *Kevin Foster, Leo Gomez, Luis Gonzalez, Scott Servais to name a few* on WGN all the time.

After that Ive been following the Cubs pretty hard since then. More bad times than good so far, but Im hoping that will change.
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