I have followed the Cubs since the 1945. I still remember Cubs’ Third Baseman Stan Hack's ground rule double that scored the winning run in Game 6 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
However, I believe that the Cubs are doomed to never win another pennant, let alone a World Series.
You could call it bad Karma or poor planning, but to do better, the team needs a name change to get its Mojo back. “The Cubbies” creates an inner image of cuteness, rather than the swagger associated with the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals, etc. The team should change its name to “The Chicago Rahms,” in honor of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who takes no prisoners, politically or otherwise.
Instead, what did the Northsiders do? They recently created an official mascot named Clark, who won't strike fear in the hearts of Wrigley Field concessionaires, let alone the opposition, unless his last name is Kent and he hangs out in a telephone booth. The team needs a different mascot. What about a truck from Streets and Sanitation? It could roll over the game day opposition. We can name it Chicago Tough.
— Dean Dranias, PlainfieldCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun