Whether you want to be reminded of it or not, the Cubs are in the thick of a real high octane season. Sitting 14 games up in the NL Central is some serious next level shit, and it’s downright historic for the lovable losers on the North Side. Literally.
Either the market is about to crash, or the Cubs are on to something good. It seems that the Cubbies are as shocked as the rest of us, because they just can’t stop partying their nuts off. Not just jumping around, either. King Wizard Joe Maddon is going all out.
From CBS Chicago:
As is tradition since Joe Maddon took over as manager ahead of the 2015 season, the Cubs celebrate every win by holding disco party replete with strobe lights, a smoke machine, dancing, music and plenty of smiles and shouting.
Lately, there have been a lot of parties, and it’s apparently setting off the protective measures of Wrigley Field’s infrastructure.
After the Cubs (73-41) pounded the Cardinals in a 13-2 win at home on Friday afternoon for their 11th consecutive victory, the smoke machine in their party room of the clubhouse set off the fire alarms at Wrigley Field.
Show me any other team in the league that could maintain their reputation of “smiling and shouting” after the words “strobe lights” and “smoke machine.” It’s impossible. You just know that these guys are having the time of their lives after big wins, but over a century of catching noogies has made their reputation so Leave It To Beaver that not even raves can taint it. If Mad Bum and his boys were doing this on the coast then they’d be painted as villains quicker than a hiccup.
Personally, I can’t wait until the Cubs start winning titles again so that they can drop their reputation as choir boys. I’ve been a fan for so long that the mere mention of baseball had me cracking sad beers from age 12 to now. The sooner the boys in Red, White, and Blue can pull a Golden State and go full Vader, the sooner baseball will be fun for everyone again..
[via CBS Chicago]
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