Three reasons I like the Chicago Cubs and the one reason I don’t

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Three reasons I like the Chicago Cubs – and one that brings out my loathing.

I like the Chicago Cubs – love, even. It’s been that way my whole life. Ever since way back in 1979, I’ve been hooked on the North Siders. Nearly 41 years later, we finally have that long-awaited World Series championship. Of course, five years ago, we hoped for more. Now, our window is slamming shut before our very eyes.

Regardless, it’s been a great ride. Longtime manager Joe Maddon was absolutely marvelous for the team until his less-than-ideal departure after a disappointing 2019 season. I don’t think any of us will ever forget the 2015 NLDS when they knocked out the Cardinals. Two division titles, multiple postseason appearances and that championship in 2016 – all of it speaks for itself.

This year, we got a new skipper in David Ross. He and the Cubs jumped out to a 13-3 start, but finished 21-23. Thankfully, the Cardinals and Reds were the only division foes to finish over .500. The Brewers finished under .500 but still made the postseason. All told, it was still a good start for Ross. Hopefully, he’ll get his first crack at a 162 game slate in 2021.

Let’s get at it: three things I like about the Cubs – and one I don’t.

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