P.S.: YANKEES SUCK...
Agreed on the Yankees. Â I hear ya, Stu. Â I was born in Macomb, and with most of my family having actually grown up in Chicago I have been a Cubs fan since before I could speak (and Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls). Â I must admit that I despised baseball (too slow, season too long) until I watched the Cubs in the playoffs last year and really enjoyed it. Â And after watching the great collapse of 2003 (I was too young to see the 1984, 1988, etc. ones) I can now say I have TRULY been christened a Cubs fan. Â
'84 was more cruel than last year. In '84, it came out of the blue and the Cubs had been shit for so many years that it was this amazing thing and then, Doh., ground ball through Leon Durham's legs and it's over. Last year, while a spectacular collapse, it wasn't as bad, because the Cubs have been building a good team for a while now, and there is a sense they will be good for a few years. But '84, oh God that hurt.