This is what I love this Thursday.
Anyway, my dear sweet husband is a CUBS FAN. And, I come from a long line of Cubs fans, so I am all in with him on this. And yes, that means groans and eye rolls and heartache and a lifetime of being let down and repeated misery. Why would anyone want that? Because it also means history and tradition and HOPE.
That's right. You know we are big on hope here at IWADB. And that is how I'm spinning this Cubs thing. My grandparents honeymooned out in Mesa in the stone ages and then went every single year of their very long lives for their one big trip out to Cubs Spring Training. I find that incredibly romantic and hopeful.
I choose to find my husband's fandom completely hopeful as he will sit and watch every single game even when they continue to slap him in the face for being loyal. He gets angry. He gets frustrated. He even turns off the games or walks out if he in Wrigley Field. I've seen it. But he always goes back. HE ALWAYS GOES BACK. Because he has hope.
He is STUPID WITH HOPE and I find that incredibly noble and sexy. I am all in for the Cubs. But more so, I am all in for my husband and this baby being a Cubs fan. Maybe in his/her lifetime there will be a World Series Championship for the Cubs. Always choose hope. Even when it comes to baseball. My husband would say I am completely simplifying this whole thing, but I just know what I see and this is how I see it. This is how I color this whole thing.
And now, I give you Eddie Vedder and his magical tribute to the Cubs. SWOON.
This makes us weepy every time. Sentimental bullshit? Yes. But I choose hope and I'm much happier than saying, IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, JUST GIVE IT UP ALREADY. We need baseball. We need the familiar sights and smells and feelings it evokes in us every summer. And we need to feel that hope of a new year, a new team, a new chance.
Ok, We are Yankees fans out here, BUT I totally understand loyalty and I love, LOVE, LooooVE Eddie Vedder.ReplyDelete
Although I'm not a Cubs fan (go Brewers!), Pearl Jam is my favorite band of all time and I LOVE Eddie's loyalty to his beloved Cubs. Your team might not always rock on the field, but you have the best anthem ever thanks to Eddie!ReplyDelete
Aaaaaw. My mom was born in Mesa and most her family still lives there, a fact that adds extra cheer and hope to this post for me. ♥ReplyDelete
Being an Arizona native....I'm going to ask the obvious question. Your grandparent's honeymooned in MESA?!? They are the hardcore-est (it's a word, trust me) fans I have heard of. Besides the Cubs from March to April, there is NOTHING that would draw a newly married couple to Mesa. People always look sideways when I tell them I'm a Cubs fan. They don't realize before the Diamondbacks, Cubs were all we had! Love the post. From one fan to DH: Keep the hope........at least until the end of next April.ReplyDelete
I, my friend, am a die-hard, true-green, never-give-up New York Jets fan. They have broken my heart for more than three decades of fandom. I just had to watch their two biggest rivals play in the Super Bowl. Again. And the stupid Giants won. Again. (The alternative would have actually been worse.) I know it's not nearly the same as the Cubs, but there are similarities. What I'm saying is, I get it. And one day, we'll win. And it'll be glorious. You too. Just you wait.ReplyDelete
Love this post, even if I am from St. Louis and a HUGE, GIGANTIC, ENORMOUS, DIE HARD, LOYAL FOREVER CARDINALS FAN!!!!!! I have 2 cards fans and am carrying my 3rd and final! I wish I could have found a shirt like that (but with the cardinals) for this pregnancy. I never even thought to look. Besides stopping by to read your latest I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the "versatile blogger" award. You can come by my blog to pick it up if ya want :) I hope you do :)ReplyDelete
And we NEED Wrigley. I think if they ever tore it down I would cryReplyDelete
hush now. i can't imagine a north side with out the friendly confines.Delete
How can you not smile when looking at the cubs emblem or wrigley??? Feels like home..ReplyDelete
Awww, you make me stupid with hope, too! Gregg just took our older boy to Wrigley for the first time when we visited. They were both TRANSFIXED. Lifetime dream, right there. :)ReplyDelete
I love how you "color" everything. xoxoxO!!!ReplyDelete
oh katy. once again, you make me miss chicago (been in seattle since 96). i knew eddie was a fan, don't remember hearing this before. brought a tear to my eye. : )ReplyDelete
.....i miss harry caray.
I never cared much for Eddie Vedder until the PBS Pearl Jam documentary. Have you seen it? I swear I'd watch a music documentary about just about anyone.ReplyDelete
My husband is that way with the Detroit Lions and hey, they had a pretty great season the last year. That's why you have hope. Sometimes life just turns around. Found your blog though "You Know it Happens at Your House, Too" I'm enjoying everything I'm reading!ReplyDelete
My husband is the same way with the Detroit Lions and hey, they had a pretty awesome season last year. That's why you have hope, sometimes life turns ya around. Found your blog through "You Know it Happens.." I'm enjoying reading your thoughts!!ReplyDelete
There is no better voice than Eddie Vedder. NO BETTER VOICE. <3ReplyDelete