copied from another message board.
1) Rabid hatred of the Cubs and our belief that if you don't hate the Cubs, you can't *be* a Sox fan.
- This is one many Cubs fans simply don't understand. They feel they can be fans of both teams. They are wrong.
I personally started hating the Cubs as a child, when I would come home in the afternoon to watch cartoons and find that blithering idiot Harry Carrey on channel 9, calling yet another Cubs loser. It only got worse when Sosa chemically rebuilt himself (see #2) and made a mockery of the record books. Add to that the general smugness of Cub fans, the current racist moron of a manager, Zambrano's ass-clown antics, and the *WORST* radio color guy in history (Santo) and I won't be rooting for the Cubs anytime soon.
2) Belief that Sosa is grossly steroid inflated.
- Anyone who doesn't believe that can buy "prime Florida real estate" from me.
3) General dislike of the "mystique" surrounding Wrigley field.
- What the hell is the big deal about Wrigley? Ivy over brick walls? No. That pisses off fans from visiting cities as their teams get screwed over by the "house rules". The sightlines, bathrooms, parking, food, quality of team? Nope, because with the exception of the last one, they're all utter crap. The sad thing is that the Cubs *team* isn't bad. Get rid of a few cancers, add a few real bats, and they're pretty good. The problem is that none of their fans even realize what's going. We had Wrigley field on the south side. It was called Comiskey Park. We tore it down when it was getting too old. Move on.
4) Belief that the Sosa for Bell trade really wasn't as bad as Cubs fans want us to believe.
- Cubs fans will argue this one until the day we all die. The truth is that Sosa was a low-talent scrub and Bell was an end-of-the-line veteran. It was a junk trade that helped the Sox immediately and the Cubs down the road. How did it help immediately? It got Sosa off of our roster (clubhouse cancer even then, and could have been on of the greatest strikeout hitters of all time), and it gave us a usable bat for a year. Bell retired due to injury, Soso puffed up on steroids. Neither of those facts have any impact on the trade *AS IT HAPPENED*. I, as a diehard Sox fan, firmly believe that the trade was worth it, and in hindsight would *NOT* undo it.
5) Love of the food at Comis...The Cell.
- Even the visiting officals at the All-Star Game commented on how good it was in comparison to other parks. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.
6) Belief that The Cell really *is* a better place to see a ballgame...and that it will only be better once the spectacular upgrades are complete.
- Cubs fans will never buy this one either, but that doesn't make it any less true. Excuse me for wanting decent parking, good food, no lines at the bathroom (and not standing in pools of urine when I get in there). Excuse me for liking the look of the park, the wide aisles, the waitresses on the Club level, the bars, restaurants and picnic areas *inside* the park. I must be a fool for liking all the amenities that Wrigley never had, never could and never will.
7) Belief that there is a serious media bais against the Sox in Chicago and nationally.
- Uh, duh...except for the nationally part. They just don't give a rip about the Sox.
...7 seems a good place to stop for now. Anyone else have one?
flame away trendies, i mean cubbies!