Did you know that since 1874, almost 131 million fans have made the trip to Wrigley to watch the Cubs go 9,959 - 9,450 (.513). Many of the winning seasons came during the period of 1874 through 1914.
If you toss out that first 30 year span, the Cubs are 7,013 - 7,319 (.489). Those first 30 years must have been fun. WGN and Comcast must have made out like bandits back in those days. The Southwest Airlines 'How Far Did it Fly' contest was probably a huge draw, the Chicago Tribune was only about 50 cents and Ronnie 'Woo Woo' was really just Ronnie 'Woo'.
Sarcasm aside, I have watched the Cubs since 1969. I guess I jumped on that '69 bandwagon when I was 8 years old. Why wasn't there someone there to protect me when I made that stupid decision? 38 years of heartbreak is enough, I cannot imagine what others older than me are dealing with.
How many people were alive the last time the Cubs won a World Series? 1908. Geeeeeeez.....C'mon, enough already.
Last year, the Cardinals opened up the new Busch. The joke around here....
'What do the Cubs and Cardinals have in common?' Answer...'Neither team has won a World Series in their new ballpark'. I guess the joke is on us. The Diamondbacks have won a WS, the Blue Jays have won a WS and the Marlins have won a WS (no, make that two for the Marlins).
Frustration! Let's hope the Cubs don't go too much longer, I don't think many of us can take it any longer....