Chicago Cubs: What Chicago baseball means to me

Wrigley Field (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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What Chicago Cubs baseball means to me? I’ve got to be honest. If there wasn’t a season of baseball? I’d be heartbroken, even if I was against it.

So Chicago Cubs baseball is scheduled for 60 games. I’m not sure what the playoffs will be, but 60 games? That’ll do, donkey. That’ll do. I’ll admit, I was against it. The season, anyway. The 2020 season was coming to a close, so to speak. And the coronavirus? No good. But I’m glad they made it happen–even if they have the COVID-19 virus.

So what Cubs baseball means to me? Well, I have brain cancer in June of 2018, resection in September of 2019. So my daughter and my wife are special to me. My daughter is 18 months–she means the world to me. And my wife?  It couldn’t be done without her.

I have a problem sounding out words when I speak. But writing? Perfect. Beats me. But if not for baseball? Or sports in general? I’d be lost. I’m glad sports is returning. Especially baseball. The Blackhawks, the Bulls and the Bears? The NFL and the Bears are my favorites–minus the Cubs. I write for Cubbies Crib. What could be ideal than that?

I live outside the state in North Carolina. So still works for me. The Reds, Braves and Nationals are blacked out. I still get to watch them on the Reds and the Braves home broadcast. The Nationals? No dice. It’s not often they play the Nationals, though.

So Jim Deshaies and Len Kasper are still my announcers–and I’m glad for that. Len and JD have been my favorites for a long time now. So my life is writing baseball. As you can see, it’s been hard for me. Top 5 Cubs shortstops. Top 5 worst signings, and so on. So to have baseball back and Len and JD? Ideally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

And the players. I’ll be honest; this will be the last chance for the Cubs–at least for a while. Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and more soon could be gone. That’s business. Baez is one they’re happy to sign an extension. Rizzo, too. But, I digress.

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So why do I like Cubs baseball? To be honest, I’ve spent ZERO days without it–minus 1994. But I got to see baseball. One hundred twenty games of it, give or take. So Len and JD. My wife and my daughter. Cubs baseball, in general.

That’s why I like Cubs baseball.