I have to get something off my chest – I’m a Cubbies n00b. (Does that make me a c00b or something?)
My journey to Wrigleyville only started during the latter part of the 2010 season. I had a surgery that laid me up for nearly two months and I needed something inactive to help me pass the time. Lucky for me my friend Kiki was here to help. She introduced me to the Cubs, watched games with me, and planted the ivy in the outfield of my heart that has grown into full-blown Cubbies love.
Since August I’ve been making a slow, laborious effort to learn about the team and players. I know my brain, so I’m well aware I will never be a foremost expert on the Cubs (or any team) because I get distracted easily and have a very short memory. But the effort is being made.
Before Christmas I began researching by position, starting with catchers since there are the fewest of those. Sadly, my short attention span got the best off me and I don’t believe I got out from behind the plate, though I did find some wonderful pictures. I also learned I may be Koyie Hill’s only fan and to that I say – C’MON! Dude is adorable, on top of being a good player! Quit being so hard on him. Is it because he had a seriously redneck accident? If it is… the rednecks are my people and I think you should like him anyway.
Geo is still my favorite Cub at the moment. I feel like I know the most about him for the time being. My first Cubs gear was a little bear hat and Geo player tee.
The thing I’m most looking forward to in 2011 is finally becoming a “true Cubs fan”. What I mean by that is finally being able to recognize the players without their jerseys, where I don’t have to double-check who someone is in street clothes, or when I know them by number and not just names and can pick them out during pre-game warm-ups, little things like that.
I strive to be a good, knowledgeable, respectful fan. If that makes me wrong, I don’t want to be right.
**Koyie Hill pic courtesy mouthpiecesports.com