Sadly, Still a Cubs Fan

Sad Cubs

Chicago Cubs fans are constantly ridiculed. From their terrible luck in the draft all the way to their old, outdated ballpark, the jokes are endless. Believe me, as a Cubs fan who grew up in a Cardinals’ household, it was brutal. Even when the Cubs have a winning season, there is still one haunting detail that remains. A series of four numbers that allows every other team in baseball to mock us. The year 1908. The last time the Cubs have won a World Series. In my opinion, it’s just 106 years. Yes, that is certainly a long time, but the Cubs have done A FEW good things since then. So, as a fan, it doesn’t really seem like that big of a deal… until I started to put together a timeline of all the things that have happened in the world since the Cubs won their last World Series. A lot can happen in a century, but talk about putting it into perspective. Below I have included 10 facts that I feel help the Cubs fans in denial (of which I used to be) realize, we most certainly should be the center of every joke in MLB.

#10. Sports, sports, and more sports

The NHL was created in 1917, the NFL in 1920, and the NBA in 1946. To top that off, each Chicago team has won multiple championships in their league since the Cubs won their last World Series.

#9. The United States was still growing

New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii were all admitted to the union since the Cubs won their last World Series.

#8. The first Roosevelt was President

No, not Franklin. Anyone remember Theodore Roosevelt? He was the one that talked about ‘a big stick’ and was the 26th President of the United States. In case you needed some help analyzing, Barack Obama is our 44th.

#7. Henry Ford changed the world

That’s right. The Model T made its debut the same year that the Cubs won their last World Series. At $825, this was the first automobile that was within the economic reach of an average American family. With that amount of dough I could afford a single credit hour in my graduate program at DePaul. I need 48 to graduate. Those must have been the days…

#6. Live baseball was the only option

Since the Cubs last won a World Series, both radio and television were invented. Alright, technically radio had been invented, but it did not enter American homes until the 1930s and 1940s. Television did not make it to America until the late 1940s. But this seems irrelevant, live baseball is better anyways. Ha.

#5. Jack and Rose were long gone

In case you don’t watch romantic movies, I’m referring to the Titanic. The ‘unsinkable ship’ was built, set sail, sank after hitting an iceberg, and was recovered all since the Cubs have won the World Series.

#4. The Ottoman Empire was still in existence

An empire inspired and sustained by Islam and Islamic institutions created in 1301 was able to witness the last time the Cubs won the World Series. I just don’t have words to continue with this one…

#3. Apollo 11

The spaceflight that took the first humans to the Moon was on July 16, 1969. Neat.

#2. World War 0

You guessed it. None of the major world wars had even been thought of. World War I began in 1914. This was six years after the Cubs won their last World Series.

#1. The 19th Amendment was more than a decade away

Oh, who cares about a silly amendment. Well, as a woman, this one is pretty important. Yes, folks. Women were not granted the right to vote until 1920. That’s 12 years AFTER the Cubs won their last World Series.

Jesus Palm

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