What is a die-hard Fan of Chicago Cub? Is the die-hard handed down generation to generation or has it changed over the years? Is every supporter a die-hard?
According to Alex Paler, a sports enthusiast, there are some distinctive features that make up a die-hard Chicago Cub Fan that differentiates them from your baseball fan or run of the mill Cub Fan. And some fans might not really know it that they are die hard Cub Fans.
But here are some points that makes a true die-hard fan:
- Time is necessary for a fan. You cannot become a die-hard Cub Fan in one single night. You have to devise some time to put in this. It at least takes a few years but exactly how much time is a matter of understanding. It usually takes that long to feel the anxiety and frustration that goes down deep.
- Wrigley Field. For at least once, one must have attended a home game but the more the better. A visit to Wrigley Field is necessary to feel the excitement, the crowd and the down home feeling and the beauty that can only be experienced at Wrigley Field.
- World Series. A sports enthusiast must envisage the Cubs going to the World Series. Not just anticipating for it but truly believing that it will happen. This is particularly true at the commencement of the season.
- Personal Story. Every dedicated Cubbies Fan has a story to convey. An involvement that has made a change in their relationship to the Chicago Cubs. A little personal that brings out the passion that no matter what happens, just does not go away.
- You must definitely know the history of the Cubs although this goes along with longevity and how they have gone this far without going to and winning the World Series.
- Die-hard Cubs Fans have experienced the heartbreak of coming so close but to have their dreams and hopes of a World Series ruined right before their eyes.
- Notwithstanding many years of disappointments, you must hope, believe and dream that this is going to be the year.
Before the game begins, it is the most vital time to get your drinks. Also, even if there is not a baseball game that day, attending the bars in Wrigleyville is a great experience. No matter the time of year, the bars are typically crowded and are an active atmosphere. Before the game begins, get your drinks in, so you can have a nice thrill before spending too much money on drinks inside the stadium.
According to Alex Paler, one can be outspoken and critical regarding the players and the team, but at the start or sometime, these Cub fans believes at least during the year that this is going to happen. During the year you may waver and realize at some point it just is not going to happen, but at some time in the year you must have that gleam of hope however short and however small.