Skip to comments.Ryan Dempster Digs Finally Make Me Embarrassed to be a Cub Fan
Posted on 07/28/2012 11:02:47 AM PDT by rightjb
You would think that following up two near runs at the playoffs over the past 10 years with the worst record in baseball would make any sports fan embarrassed to wear the jersey of their favorite team if not winning the World Series for 192 years wouldn’t it. (I know but it FEELS like 192 years.)
Or, certainly finding out the most successful, charismatic Cub since “MR. Cub” was a doped, cork drilling, dinger-defrauding narcissist would make you at little less willing to call yourself “die-hard.”
Not me. The only negative expression seen on me is proudly wearing road gray’s the day after going 66-96. The reason for that is that the widely acknowledged Cub fan was hopeful, saavy, big hearted and undyingly loyal, and not some fly-by-nighter that starts showing up when Pujols is signed.
Even the town rags were trying to make fun of us for filling seats and making the Ricketts a bit richer during the depressing first few months of the season - an incomprehensible action to the US Cellular crowd.
When the Sun-Times ran an article early in the week that Cub fans on Twitter were all worked up over Ryan Dempster’s nixing of the young Dodger pitching prospect deal, I thought it was just more bored Chicago sportswriters trying to make hay.
However, castigating comments toward Ryan ran about 4 to 1 against, and I was shocked. This man only has a few years left of maximum earning potential before he has see if his shtick will perpetuate his comedy career in places like Akron, Ohio. (Can you ever get tired of a Harry Carey impersonator?)
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I keep asking...are my Tigers in the mix of the Dempster derby. I can’t get a knowledgable answer!
I think Dempster wants to stay in the National League. He’d prefer to go to the Dodgers, who are in the mix for the postseason and where he could rejoin his good buddy, Ted Lilly.
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