Cubs News: Ian Happ has arrived as a ‘seasoned veteran’

Ian Happ,,Chicago Cubs (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Chicago Cubs: Singing a new song

Young fans won’t remember the Partridge Family theme song but are undoubtedly adept enough to look it up on Google; it’s called, “Come On Get Happy! The Partridge Family”.

My kids had not even heard of it until we were in Los Angeles in 2018 and saw the Cubs take on the Dodgers. Although the Cubs lost the game, Happ had gotten a hit and brought in a run during that game, and after a few Dodger-beers,  I had gotten a small congregation of Cubs fans to sing along with me:

“Travelin’ along, there’s a song that we’re singin’

Come on, get HAPPY…”

Every time Happ came up to bat, which was about four times that game, we all got to our feet to serenade the much appreciative Dodger-fans. This is, of course, is sarcasm as Dodger-dogs and all kinds of food products flew down our way during our performance, and we were feeling the heat.

As I said, the Cubs didn’t win that particular contest; in fact, losing 5-7 to the Dodgers, as I recall, everyone walked away knowing that a future Cub-star was in the making, and it wouldn’t be long until everyone was singing his song.

Even to this day, I can’t help feeling Happ-y every time he comes to bat. With all the recent success for Happ as of late, there’s PLENTY to be happy about at the plate and in the outfield as well.