I've been Eeyore before, and no, not in costume for Halloween. And if there's one reason I'm sort of silently pulling for the Cubs, it's more so for their fans and their almost obnoxious optimism they have that each year, and this year in particularly, is going to be the year they end their 108-year (and counting?) World Series drought. Negative thinking begets negative outcomes. And, while optimistic thinking itself doesn't guarantee positive outcomes — well, happy people are just more fun to be around.