Teams and Events

The highs and lows of the Chicago Cubs

"My team is the Chicago Cubs, bizarrely. I did live in Chicago for six weeks one summer when I was in college. But my attachment to the Cubs is based on the fact that I was living in Western Massachusetts in the 1980s and they had a double A farm team in Pittsfield, which was about twenty miles away. And my wife and I had a five year old and a three year old. And it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or an evening to go to this beautiful 1922 ballpark, Wacona Park, and to watch these minor leaguers. Minor leaguers like Greg Maddux, Ken Griffey, Jr. I mean, fabulous ball players who we saw when they were eighteen, nineteen years old. So my kids were imprinted on the Cubs. And as most people inherit their fanship from a parent I inherited it from my children. They were so attached, particularly my son, to the Cubs. Live and die by, by the Cubs that I, I guess I'm living by it and sometimes dying by it."