Chicago Cubs: What qualities make up a ‘true’ fan?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 13: A detailed view of the shirt of a Chicago Cubs fan prior to game four of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 13: A detailed view of the shirt of a Chicago Cubs fan prior to game four of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on October 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Chicago Cubs: Fans lived through lean decades

Most of those south-siders are loyal Sox fans, and that’s okay – I respect that. I respect that win or lose (and the Sox have lost a lot since their World Series Championship in 2005) those fans don’t shed their black. They sometimes get a little goofy, like the guy who wrote an article to Cubs fans saying we are welcome in the south if we don’t want to put up with a “Right-Wing Cubs Team.”  That guy must have been off his rocker, cause I haven’t seen any “Make the Chicago Cubs Great Again” hats in the stands. And I would wear one of those!

The problem that newbie or let’s say, ‘new-found’ Chicago Cubs fans have, is loyalty. We have just landed a celebrity closer, and these fair-weather fans were ready to roast him the other night for a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What they don’t understand, is you can’t make the Cubs great again, because they never were that – great.  It’s hard to put into words how it felt in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s watching the Cubs; knowing they weren’t even going to make the postseason. Back then, we rooted for daily wins (victories), and that kept us loyal and appeased our need to win. That’s why the cross-town classic is so cool to us and means nothing to newer fans. We could be in last place in the division, but if we could sweep the South Siders all would be forgiven! For the entire season!

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