It is with a heavy heart that I pass along this news. Our good friend and colleague Adam "Felzzy" Fels passed away last night.
Adam was one of Cubs Den's first readers and when the blog grew too big for me to handle on my own, he volunteered his unique brand of recaps in our comments section. They were hilarious. He made us laugh when we should have been crying. He developed a cult following here. I am not exaggerating when I say we have readers that read Adam and only Adam.
And with good reason.
We at Cubs Den tend to be analytical, often trying to remove ourselves from passion to give you a calculated, reasoned analysis, but Adam was the yin to our yang. His passion for the Cubs was evident in his writing, He went straight for the gut. He told it as he saw it. One of his favorite things to say was that if he didn't make someone upset, then he was doing something wrong.
We enjoyed reading his encyclopedic knowledge of music and pop culture. Sooner or later, he was going to find that one reference that made you remember a time you had long forgotten. He brought many of us together through those memories, constantly reminding us how much we all have in common not just as fans, but as human beings who in some way or another are connected with each other, no matter how small that connection might be.
Yet there was much more to Adam than that. I was lucky enough to get to know him as a person and I can say this with absolutely no hesitation: You could not get to know Adam and not like him. It was simply not possible. He was intelligent and witty, yet he always treated people with kindness and respect. He was and is a good soul and I am a better person for having known him.
We will miss you Adam. Rest in peace, but don't forget to ruffle a few feathers up there.
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