For the love of all things truly American, today's post is inspired by my Cubbies. Although yesterday was Opening Day, my Cubbies do not play until today at 1:20 p.m. against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Baseball season is here. Many Americans relish in this classic past-time. Opening day is the sports worlds way of saying, "Winter is gone, Spring time is blossoming and Summer is drawing near." Good-Bye and good riddance to March Madness. It's time for a suntan and hot dog and that's something you can't get courtside (ok, maybe you can get a hot dog at a bball game but definitely not a tan). Bust out the ball cap and wear your team with pride.
A lot of people do not understand why I root for the Cubs when the nearest MLB franchise to me is the Bravos. Sure, the Bravos are cool. I will even root for them on the occasion but having frequented Chicago several times in my latter teen years, my family & I fell in love with the spirit of the Cubdom. They are totally the underdog and have been for many, many years. It doesn't matter that they are a mediocre team, Cubs fans still come out to the games.
Wrigley is absolutely beautiful and the Cubs fans remind me a lot of Alabama fans, tried and true through think and thin. There is nothing like a Chicago Dog and beer on a hot Chicago summers day.
New York Times, Dan McGrath said it well; "Wrigley’s undeniable charm is the primary reason three million fans turned out to watch a fifth-place ballclub last season, a tired, listless club that never spent a day in contention. But the overall quaintness of the place — the grass, the ivy, the sunshine, the beer, the socializing..."
Here are some game-day inspired pieces from Victoria's Secret PINK MLB line.
Go Cubs! Who is your favorite MLB team?