Cubs fans, take a pill

While the oddsmakers are making the Chicago Cubs the favorite to win the world series (!!!!), the betting line on whether Cubs fans will get through the season without suffering massive coronaries isn't so favorable. Cubs fans will need to take a pill to get through the season.

, a Chicago Tribune sportswriter,  put it succinctly:

We haven't even hit March and already Cubs fever is spreading so rapidly that the Center for CubsDisease Control soon may need to issue a warning with symptoms, dangers and guidelines for coping....

o Everything these Cubs do [this coming season] will be engulfed in hyperbole. Every Jake Arrieta shutout, every ninth-inning triumph, every Kris Bryant slump and every four-game losing streak all will seem to mean more than they really do.

Get ready for at the roller coaster. How long will it take into the season for Cubs fans to find a reason to say, "The Cubs have done it to us again, just like 1969. Got our hopes up, then dashed them. Can't take it no longer!"

So, get the mental health clinics open, stock up on prescriptions and have the paramedics standing by. We White Sox fans will be rooting for you. Kind of.

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