Siberian Baseball

Thursday, April 17, 2008

That's certainly not going to help

One of the many things we noticed on our South Side/North Side field trip Tuesday - it was a long day, we had to do something to entertain ourselves - was the Cubs choice of cups at the souvenir stands.

As you can see from the picture, they are still working through their old stock of Postseason 2007 cups. As Frank was more than happy to point out, they must have bought in bulk and the Cubs subsequent one-and-done left more than a few of them in the Wrigley Field basement during the winter.

As I was happy to point out, the White Sox didn't have those problems last year as the team was an afterthought before the Fourth of July. I have to admit that I was surprised to see these cups still floating around at this point in the season. I got one on the second day of the season, but assumed there were only a few left.

I was wrong. Maybe they really did buy in bulk.

The whole thing strikes me as funny, considering what a snakebitten, superstitious group Cubs fans can be... and usually are. Half are convinced the team hasn't won a World Series in 100 years because of an angry old man who ran a diner for a living and his goat, while others are convinced that a black cat might not have caused the collapse in 1969, but it probably did the team in.

Do we really want to taunt these people further with bad mojo from last year's postseason carrying over with a seemingly limitless supply of cheap cups? Let's not give anyone reason for another 50 TV stories on Cub futility.



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