i’m gonna be *that* guy.

i hate to say it.

even though i love the hawks and want to see the braves do good, and consider myself to now firmly be an atlantan, when it comes to baseball i will never be able to cheat on my one true love.

the lovable losers from chicgao’s northside, the one and only, chicago cubs.

as most of you know, the braves will be opening the 2010 major league campaign today at turner field. and they will be doing it against the cubs.

so my mark grace jersey from 1998 is now out and ready to go. and yes, i am going to be *that* guy. the obnoxious guy who shows up decked out for the visiting team and cheers so loud for them you want to kill him. the guy who knows every stat about every player that’s ever played for the visiting team and won’t shut up about it.

so if you see me out at the ted today and you have the urge to punch me, i understand. i feel it every time i go to philips to see the hawks play the lakers or the cavs or the knicks.

but before you cock back and aim a fist my way, remember, 102 years. that’s how long it will be this year since the cubs one the world series.

btw – the best part of all of this is that atlanta metblogs own ben k. will be going with me and my cheering for the cubs is going to annoy the ever living daylight out of him. BONUS!!!!

3 Comments so far

  1. Andrew (unregistered) on April 5th, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    The nice thing about opening day is that the Cubs have yet to be mathematically eliminated from the post season. 72 hours from now that’s probably a different scenario.

    What I’m interested in seeing today is if the Cubs fans are as overweight at the start of the season as they are at the end. Go Chubbies!

  2. james hervey (jeherv) on April 5th, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    haha. thanks andrew, you gave me quite a chuckle. the good thing about being a cubs fan is we are sooooo used to being the butt of everyone else’s joke, we don’t even care anymore ;-)

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