An Open Letter To Cubs Fans From The Best Fans In Baseball

An Open Letter To Cubs Fans From The Best Fans In Baseball

Even a World Series win would not make up for your ugly past.
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Cubs fans,

First of all, congrats on a great season. You won over one hundred games for the first time in over a hundred years. Your team deserved to win the central division, and they deserve to be in the playoffs. Honestly, they deserve to win the whole thing. Before you go on a spree of bashing the Cardinals, though, we have some things to say to you.

You do not have the best fan base in baseball. The Royals tried to pull this with us last year when they were good, too. Where are they now? Gone. I was so blessed to grow up in St. Louis, so I got to experience how amazing and dedicated Cardinal Nation really is. Now, I go to school in Illinois, so I deal with a lot of Cubs fans. People have actually said to me that the Cubs have the best fanbase, ever. Although the Cubs have a very big fan base compared to the biggest bandwagon team in baseball (The Royals) it was not because of baseball. Before the Cubs were good, the fans were there to party and get drunk on a summer night. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, but let me compare that to Cardinal Nation. When you walk into Busch, the people there are there for the Cardinals. Our hearts break for them when they lose, and we are filled with happiness when they win. We can name our players from previous teams years back, and when I asked you all to name players from years back you all said, "Umm...Sammy Sosa?" We all remember the rally squirrel, when David Freese saved Game 6 for us, when Wainwright threw the final pitch in the 2006 World Series and jumped into Yadier Molina's arms. We also remember in 2004 when our amazing team got beat in the World Series by the Boston Red Sox. We are second in World Series Championships behind the amazing New York Yankees. In October, people only wear red. You go to Walmart on a day that the Cardinals are playing? At least 75 percent of people will be wearing red. We love our old players and will almost always offer them a standing ovation when they come back on other teams to play against us. There is a reason Albert Pujols talked about missing his "home" is St. Louis when he left. There is a reason why players like Jim Edmonds and Willie McGee consider St. Louis the best place in the world. There is a reason why opposing players say, "I'm sick of the hype too, but it really is just different there." We stick to our team no matter what. With them having the worst season that they had in a long time, we were still standing in our seats until the very end.

We don't care if you win the World Series. Yes, you're obviously not our team of choice that we want to win, just like the St. Louis Blues probably weren't your pick for the Stanley Cup. It won't affect how St. Louis feels about the Cardinals. We aren't going anywhere and we will be back next year. One of you guys told me, "Cardinals' fans will shut up if the Cub's win, they will have nothing to say." That isn't true. We might not make Titanic jokes anymore, but we still have eleven rings. We still are a threat to you next year, with a healthy Lance Lynn coming back and younger players coming up. Having a good, young team might make you the best team in baseball, but it doesn't mean you're going to win the World Series every year from here on out. Trust me, ask our 2004 Cardinals, so quit acting like you've already caught us in championships. If you win or lose this year, we will still make fun of you

This is not the best team to have ever existed in baseball.

This one is funny. The Cubs are very good, there's no question there. They are not the best team to have ever existed, though. All year long I had Cubs fans saying "The Cardinals' are so bad." "The Cardinals suck this year." "The Cardinals are the worst team in baseball." Here's the funny thing, when the Cardinals were great the Cubs were not even on our radar. We didn't care. Also, the Cardinals may not have had the greatest year compared to previous seasons, but be careful when you say that they suck. The Cardinals were one game out of making the playoffs. If one of the worst years they have had in the past decade in being a game out of the playoffs, they really cannot be that bad. Also, the Cubs played the Cardinals 19 times this year. In those 19 games, the Cubs won ten of them and the Cardinals won nine. The Cubs may have been really good this year, but you cannot say that the Cardinals would not have been a threat to them if they would have gotten the chance to meet in the playoffs. Another thing to point out is when you think of a best team in history, do you really think that it is a team that went against "horrible" teams? Or do you consider it a team that went against teams with deadly lineups such as the Killer Bees from the Houston Astros, or facing an incredible player like Barry Bonds knowing he was probably going to hit a home run when he stepped up to the plate? The best teams in baseball are not the teams what walked all over the weak ones.

Moral of the story, celebrate this year, but don't have this chip on your shoulder that you're the best organization in baseball history because you're just not. Also, learn to care about the actual Cubs winning instead of just beating the Cardinals.

Sincerely,

Cardinal Nation

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When You Give A Girl A Dad

You give her everything
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They say that any male can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad. That dads are just the people that created the child, so to speak, but rather, dads raise their children to be the best they can be. Further, when you give a little girl a dad, you give her much more than a father; you give her the world in one man.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a rock.

Life is tough, and life is constantly changing directions and route. In a world that's never not moving, a girl needs something stable. She needs something that won't let her be alone; someone that's going to be there when life is going great, and someone who is going to be there for her when life is everything but ideal. Dads don't give up on this daughters, they never will.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a role model.

If we never had someone to look up to, we would never have someone to strive to be. When you give a little girl someone to look up to, you give her someone to be. We copy their mannerisms, we copy their habits, and we copy their work ethic. Little girls need someone to show them the world, so that they can create their own.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her the first boy she will ever love.

And I'm not really sure someone will ever be better than him either. He's the first guy to take your heart, and every person you love after him is just a comparison to his endless, unmatchable love. He shows you your worth, and he shows you what your should be treated like: a princess.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her someone to make proud.

After every softball game, soccer tournament, cheerleading competition, etc., you can find every little girl looking up to their dads for their approval. Later in life, they look to their dad with their grades, internships, and little accomplishments. Dads are the reason we try so hard to be the best we can be. Dads raised us to be the very best at whatever we chose to do, and they were there to support you through everything. They are the hardest critics, but they are always your biggest fans.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a credit card.

It's completely true. Dads are the reason we have the things we have, thank the Lord. He's the best to shop with too, since he usually remains outside the store the entire time till he is summoned in to forge the bill. All seriousness, they always give their little girls more than they give themselves, and that's something we love so much about you.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a shoulder to cry on.

When you fell down and cut yourself, your mom looked at you and told you to suck it up. But your dad, on the other hand, got down on the ground with you, and he let you cry. Then later on, when you made a mistake, or broke up with a boy, or just got sad, he was there to dry your tears and tell you everything was going to be okay, especially when you thought the world was crashing down. He will always be there to tell you everything is going to be okay, even when they don't know if everything is going to be okay. That's his job.


When you give a girl a dad, you give her a lifelong best friend.

My dad was my first best friend, and he will be my last. He's stood by me when times got tough, he carried me when I just couldn't do it anymore, and he yelled at me when I deserved it; but the one thing he has never done was give up on me. He will always be the first person I tell good news to, and the last person I ever want to disappoint. He's everything I could ever want in a best friend and more.


Dads are something out of a fairytale. They are your prince charming, your knight in shinny amour, and your fairy godfather. Dads are the reasons we are the people we are today; something that a million "thank you"' will never be enough for.

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The NBA Draft Lottery In A Nutshell

A quick overview of the 2019 NBA lottery and which teams got the best picks.

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The NBA draft lottery took place on Tuesday night where all of the NBA teams were looking to see their fate heading into the 2019 draft. Many people know that anything can truly happen with a lottery. This year proved that statement again as the New Orleans Pelicans claimed the number one overall pick. The Pelicans had just a six percent chance of claiming the number one pick yet they still beat the odds. The Pelicans are now in the driver seat with picking up top prospect Zion Williamson from Duke University. Most teams that knew they weren't making the playoffs tried to tank this year in order to pursue the college basketball icon.

As for the remaining top five picks, the Memphis Grizzlies got the number two overall pick, the New York Knicks with the number three overall pick, the Los Angeles Lakers at number four, and finally the Cleveland Cavaliers at number five. Most of the teams with the highest percentage of claiming the #1 overall pick did not even make it in the top five which is rare. An example of this is the Phoenix Suns who had one of the worst records in the NBA this past season with a record of 19-63. The Suns got screwed over at this year's lottery where they claimed the #6 pick.

The teams that got the most out of this year's lottery were the New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Atlanta Hawks. The Atlanta Hawks, in my opinion, got the benefit of the doubt this year as they have secured two spots in the first 10 draft picks of the 2019 NBA Draft. There is a lot of talent in this draft class so this is a make or break draft for a lot of these struggling teams. Prospects like RJ Barrett, Ja Morant, Jarrett Culver, and Cam Reddish. A lot of these prospects are ready to make an impact on whatever team they end up on. As for the projected number one overall pick Zion Williamson, he has gotten compared to NBA greats such as Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley.

During an interview with Bill Simmons on his podcast show, NBA star Kevin Durant said that Zion is a once-in-a-generation athlete. The 2019 NBA draft should be quite interesting to see where these top prospects end up playing for. One thing is for almost certain in that the New Orleans Pelicans are going to end up with Zion Williamson with the number one overall pick in this year's draft. With that being said the Pelicans could have quite a bright future with this future star and hopefully, the rookie can help keep NBA star Anthony Davis in New Orleans. Anything can happen though during the NBA draft and we will just have to wait and see what happens.

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