I became a Cubs fan because of all the stories my dad would tell me...the 1969 season, Fergie Jenkins, Ken Holtzman, Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Randy Hundley, and Milt Pappas and the perfect game that should have been were it not for that ridiculously bad call by Bruce Froemming. I felt like I knew all those players even though I didn't get to see them play, at least not in their primes anyway. By the time I was old enough to follow the game, the Cubs best players were Bill Madlock and Rick Reuschel...and the Cubs "glory days" were over. In fact, the first game I remember going to was the one where Cubs pitcher Steve Stone gave up 5 home runs. But it was too late to turn back. I was hooked.
I was not taught to hate the White Sox but they weren't nearly as exciting for some reason. I've always blamed it on growing up before cable and having to watch them on UHF (Channel 44). Couldn't quite get that picture in clearly on the old 13 inch black and white TV my parents let me have. Since then, I've married a diehard Sox fan and they've grown on me quite a bit....but I simply don't have the passion for them as much as I do the Cubs.
So why did you become a Cubs fan or Sox fan....or both?
BP through it's "Little things that fuel our passions" campaign, has supplied me with some BP Gift Cards to give away. I've decided to make the first one easy. In fact, there are 3 ways to enter...
1) Write a comment on why you are a Cubs fan or Sox fan...
2) Become a fan of Cubs Den by clicking the "Like" button on the Facebook fan page
3) Follow me on Twitter
You will get an entry for each, so that's up to 3 separate entries if you choose. Because it's the holiday weekend, I want to give as many people a chance to win as possible. So I will randomly draw a winner on Tuesday.
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