Over the years, the ways in which fans can appreciate Chicago Cubs baseball has grown – as has its fan base, which is now a global community after 2016.
The only way to experience Chicago Cubs baseball before television was to listen to the games on the radio or go to Wrigley Field in person. Just as the game has evolved, so have the ways one can watch a baseball game. Let’s have a fun look at the ways people watch the game these days.
Edgar Rice Burroughs said, “We are, all of us, creatures of habit…” Those habits extend to how each of us watch a baseball game and there a lot of creatures in this world that love watching the Chicago Cubs. When you think about it, there are a million different ways to watch the game, because there are a million different creatures out there watching it.
I always imagine my brother Steve slouched down, sitting on his couch with one of his dogs resting above him on top the couch; another dog under his arm getting his head scratched playfully; the three of them watching the Chicago Cubs game. That’s how they do it every time or so I imagine. How do you do it? How do you watch the game?
Here’s a list of 25 creatures of habit and how they watch baseball these days. Which one of these creatures of habit are you?
- Those who record it or watch on archive (my wife).
- Those who always miss the beginning of the game (like me). It’s like the game starts in the third inning.
- Those who must watch every second, including the pregame show. Most of us like to think we are in this category but alas in today’s hustle and bustle, it is rare to see a whole game.
- Those who like to eat while watching or may miss parts of the game to retrieve food from the concessions. You know the type, see them in the first inning and then not again until the fifth inning (with mustard on their face).
- Those who watch it drunk; we can almost call it a distorted view. And, prior to the Joe Maddon era, can we really blame these folks? Old habits die hard.