What It's Like In Chicago Right Now

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Let me give you a little glimpse of what it's like to live in Chicago right now.

No matter where I'm at, or who I'm talking to, I've had the same conversation with people I don't know, over and over for the past week. It happens at the dog park, my corner wine store, the dry cleaner, even Dennis the homeless man I talk to outside of 7/11 brought it up. It happens literally everywhere.

It goes a little something like this.

Person: "So can you believe those Cubbies?" 

Me: "No, it's crazy, huh?"

Person: "They're gonna take it this year. Who would have thought? They're going for it though."

Me: "Yea, it's really cool."

Person: "And they're so young. But this is their year. Cubs are winning it all."

Me: "They sure are."

Person: "Go Cubs!!!"

That happened yesterday while I was buying my wine and talking with Lenny, the owner. Lenny gives Harlow free treats and Chris free beer. He doesn't give me anything because I have a feeling he hates women, but I can tell he's warming up to me.

And then later at the dog park.

Person: "My dog's name is Wrigley, good time to have that name, huh?"

Me: "Yea, sure is....." (I'm waiting for it. Also everyones' dog's name is Wrigley here.)

Person: "Crazy about them Cubs, huh?"

Me: "Yea, really cool though."

Person: "This is their year. They're gonna take it."

Me: "They sure are."

Me/Person: "And they're so young!"

Person: "Go Cubs Go!"

Then we high five and go on our merry way.

I'm not kidding you, this is what it's like to live in Chicago right now. The Cubs have taken over. Even White Sox fans are rooting for them. Wrigleyville is normally gross and obnoxious year round, but it's even more so right now. And yet I've got a little soft spot for the drunken idiots walking around screaming "CUBBIES!" in the middle of the day, but it actually sounds like "COBBBIES" sometimes because they're drunk and very Chicagooooan.

It's fun to be a part of something with your city. It's deja vu from this summer when it was all Blackhawk talk. And then guess what? Hawks won the cup!

Chicago is a sports city and everyone is on cloud nine right now. And even though I often get bored watching sports (especially baseball) I'll never turn down a pre-gaming opportunity.

So go Cubs go!

I hope we win it all. And I also hope the Wrigleyville mobs don't start rioting after we do. I know they will, but I can hope at least.

23 comments:

  1. I'm talking about the Cubs and I don't even really care very much about baseball AND the rangers are in it. it's serious.

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  2. I'm rooting for the Cubs because we (Red Sox) broke our curse and I think the Cubs deserve it. Also, the Sox didn't even make playoffs and I'm annoyed with baseball overall because of it, but I do love me an underdog.

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  3. Ahem. Just so you know, the METS (GO METS GO! And I'm a Yankee fan) will be playing the Cubs (provided tonight goes well) while you're here!! Let's blow thousands on a playoff game! Or just watch them at a bar. I am rooting for the Cubs too, but not against the Mets. WOOOOO!

    Also I'm thinking about naming our new cat Citi. Or Shea. NOT REALLY.

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  4. I have a lot of Cubs fans on my Facebook feed oddly enough and most of my friends are in Pennsylvania.. So I guess I just unintentionally became a Cubs fan by association?

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  5. I was in Chicago last week for the marathon, and SO MUCH CUBS stuff everywhere! It was cool to see a city with so much pride!

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  6. goooo Blue Jays here!! It's been a long time since we've even made the playoffs!! I can understand the Cub fever though and I imagine it is similar in Toronto right now!!

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  7. I've never watched a MLB game but I somehow managed to listen to all 5 of the BlueJays games while at work and I've got the fever too !! Playoffs just get everyone going !!

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  8. My roommate (here in Idaho) is a huge Cubs fan. I came home to him yelling at our TV this week. I feel like I get to have this conversation everyday and I'm not even in Chicago. Also I saw yesterday that the Back to the Future movie predicted the Cubs would win it in 2015. Told my roommate and he squealed *IT'S A SIGN!!* Anyways, I'm all for the underdog making it to the big show - go Cubs go!!!

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  9. Ooooooh. In Canada it's all Blue Jays talk! We shall see what happens!

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  10. See, I'm living the same life, except the north-of-the-border Blue Jays edition. Last night was the most freakin' exciting ball game I've ever watched in my life. The craziness was outta control. All anyone can talk about today. And because we have only one MLB team up here, it feels like the whole country is behind them. Pretty awesome time to be a Jays fan!!! GO JAYS GO!!

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  11. yes, I love it! Watched more baseball in the past month than I have in my entire life!

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  12. Sounds like Alabama during college football season every year.

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  13. Once my Angels were eliminated, I was all in for the Cubs. Go, Cubs, go!

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  14. I rooting for the Mets (I'm a Yankee fan) but if the Mets don't win it I really do want the Cubs to go all the way!

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  15. It's not like that just in Chicago. I'm pretty sure the entire country is rooting for the Cubbies.

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  16. This is great! I know literally nothing about baseball, but even I know the Cubs are doing well this season haha!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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  17. It's the same conversation over here in Toronto too. I don't think I've ever been so excited as excited about baseball as I was last night watching the intense game between the Jays vs Rangers. GO Jays!

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  18. Living in Houston, we unfortunately don't catch much of a break when it comes to having great sports teams, especially this year. We actually visited Chicago in June during all of the Blackhawks hype and it was so awesome to see the city pull together to root for them! I think it'd be pretty awesome to have them win the World Series because that means that back to the future was right about them winning it in 2015!

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  19. Yikes I have no clue what's going on. I like wine though. I'd be like, "Please stop talking to me and just let me buy wine."

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  20. I know nothing about the sports but yay cubs!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  21. My husband is from the south side so Go White Sox! ;)

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  22. To funny that everyone's dog is named Wrigley. I've been hearing tons about the cubs and I don't live in Chicago! Hope they make it....

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