Chicago Cubs: ‘Everybody In’ is more than a catch phrase

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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 04: Thousands of Chicago Cubs fans pack Michigan Avenue during the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series victory parade on November 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 04: Thousands of Chicago Cubs fans pack Michigan Avenue during the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series victory parade on November 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs won their first World Series championship in 108 years after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: A motto that speaks to the fan

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always known a bunch of “other” Cubs fans. Each is as passionate as the next, and all where their fandom on their sleeves. Even when the team was painful to watch, we all grinned and dealt with the pain as we watched nonetheless. We were always “in”, every one of us.

While this sentiment may not seem too noteworthy on a Cubs blog, understand this: I’ve never lived anywhere close to Chicago. I grew up in Maine. I make my home in Houston, Texas. Yet I’ve always known more than a handful of loyal Cubs fans. It doesn’t stop there, though.

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to drive with my family from California to Texas on our annual family vacation (not dissimilar from the movie of the same title, I should add, but I digress). On this trip, I of course proudly donned my selection of Cubs hats and T-shirts, for all the world to see.

The response I got was surprising.

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