Monday, April 11, 2016

Opening Night!

It all goes downhill from here. 

Drunkenness, debauchery, defeat--spreading across the North Side like a red and blue plague. 

Today is doomsday a.k.a. the home opener for the Chicago Cubs! 

I live about five blocks away from enemy territory (Wrigley Field). Originally from the South Side, I moved to Lakeview last fall. By that point though, the Cubs were losing the tail-end of the baseball season (naturally). 

Now I'll be experiencing all of it right from the start of the this year's season...and I'm not happy about it. 

I'll have to plan my errands and grocery trips and commutes around game days to avoid the DCF's (Drunk Cubs Fans) as best as possible. 

I walked over to Wrigley Field last night, taking pictures of its imposing stadium all aglow. 

Even though there were a couple of drunks being belligerent outside a bar right across the street (again, naturally), there was no denying the energy there. 

There's something exciting being so close to the action. It's going to be a very long and painful six months for me but I look forward to watching the Cubs lose practically from my doorstep. 



naturgesetz said...

This could be the year they finally win it all. I haven't seen anything specific about their prospects, but last year they were serious contenders, as I recall.

I guess the problems with drunken fans are (probably geometrically) proportional to the proximity of the ball field. The farther away, the greater dispersion of the fans. I've never been seriously bothered (well, hardly ever) by the conduct of Red Sox fans on the subway a couple of miles from Fenway Park; but I'm sure that within a few blocks of the park, it can be a different story.

Planning your errands to avoid DCF's may be a nuisance, but if your homeward commutes will be going northward, at least that will be in the opposite direction from the DCF's so you won't be sharing subway cars with them.

Why not try watching games on TV while you're home? Who knows: you might even become a fan. :)

carlnepa said...

When I read your leading sentences I thought you were talking about a Trump rally.......

"It all goes downhill from here. Drunkenness, debauchery, defeat--spreading across the North Side like a red and blue plague."

Dean Grey said...


Ugh, even when the Cubs win, they lose.

I have no interest in watching them play. At all.

And I will NEVER be a fan!!



Haha, well I don't think Trump is all that popular here in Chicago.


Thanks to both of you for chiming in here!