Haves and Have-Nots: Cards/Cubs Series Preview

God's Handy Work. PWNED CUBS FANS!!!!

God's Handy Work. PWNED CUBS FANS!!!!

By Josh Mosley

Normally I would start off this post with some witty quip or analogy about baseball’s fiercest rivalry not named the Yanks/Sox. It’d be easy for me. I’m St. Louis born and bred. That means Josh ain’t got no love for the Cubs. But I want to take this time to talk about the importance of….

WAIT!!!! I GOT IT!!!!! This is actually an anecdote about Andy that I want to pass along. As we sat around this past fall, he made an interesting comment about his college life and sports. He loves the Cubs. Loves Notre Dame. Goes to Mizzou and thusly, and correctly loathes kU. Hates the Cards. Hates the White Sox. Hates USC.

So to recap:
2004: USC wins the national title. Cards go to World Series
2005: White Sox win first title since 1919. USC wins at Notre Dame via the “Bush Push.”
2006: Cards win World Series with 83-79 regular season
2007-2008: Cubs swept in first round after winning division; kU wins national title.

Not good, right. I’d feel bad for him if not for my dislike of Notre Dame and begrudging indifference to the others. But he always said that because of his location amidst Cards fans that the 2006 World Series was the worst of them all.

And that. Makes. Me. Feel. AWESOME!!! I know there are asshatted Cards fans that wouldn’t know a squeeze bunt from a Squeeze It drink. And the thing is that there are Cubs fans that are just like that. So literally the only thing that makes me feel for Andy is that he had to go to school in such an area where he is rained on with Cards Kool Aid.

Andy can come with the annoying fans, the current disparity in talent and the back-to-back division titles. Fine by me. But back-to-back division titles does not a franchise make. Chicago has shelled out a payroll that has likely ranked in the top five for the decade and have one playoff series win to show for it. I’m no Yankee basher but that’s the best comparison I can think of.

And to close: the reason I called this the Have’s and the Have Nots is for the one thing that I HAVE seen that Cubs fans that are my age, my parents age, my grandparents age, etc. have NOT seen: a World Series. On to the match-ups:

Thursday: Sean Marshall (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Adam Wainwright (1-0, 1.74 ERA)
Friday: Carlos Zambrano (1-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Kyle Lohse (2-0, 1.13 ERA)
Saturday: Ryan Dempster (1-0, 4.50 ERA) vs. Todd Wellemayer (1-1, 4.50 ERA)
Sunday: Ted Lilly (2-0, 3.86 ERA) vs. P.J. Walters (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Let’s get it on!!!!



Filed under Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals

10 responses to “Haves and Have-Nots: Cards/Cubs Series Preview

  1. apaschen

    You forgot that the Packers went to the NFC championship game two years ago and the Pistons probably did something or other in the NBA playoffs (Didn’t they win in 2004?).


  2. Mike

    I thought Walters was going tomorrow to stay on normal rest? Did that change?

  3. jmosley6

    I don’t consider those among the teams that you absolutely despise like the one’s I mentioned above. And yes, the Pistons won the title in 2004.

    How’d that Old Style treat you?

  4. Cubs Suck


    I had to check the site to avoid the wrath of murderous ex carolina panther cornerbacks…Being from the greatest city in the world (CHI) and going to school in Cardinals country, I strongly believe the White Sox-Cubs rivalry carries much more violent hatred. I know Cubs-Cards is a great rivalry and historic and all that other romantic shit but the over under on in-stands fights at Sox-Cubs games is a soft 9. God only knows how many Cubs fans get their asses kicked in parking lots and bars across Chicago. Or how many cubs fans get captured and sold into the world of underground sex trafficking

    -Mitch’s roommate

  5. Klos

    I am very pissed at WGN for not airing the cubs/cards game today. FUCK YOU WGN america!

  6. apaschen

    Sorry Cubs Suck, clearly you don’t get the big picture.

    Just like nobody cared that the Sox won a World Series, no real Cubs fan cares half as much about the Sox than they do about the Cardinals.

    The reason there are fights is because Sox fans are a bunch of inbred, south of I-90 Illinois hicks that fight with everyone: Cubs fans, themselves, first base coaches — whoever.

  7. Cubs Suck

    That’s weird…most Cubs fans in Chicago I know hate the Sox much more…Do you really think a Cub fan would rather have the Sox win a World Series than the Cardinals? Maybe a true Cubs fan like yourself (there aren’t many) appreciates the aesthetics of a great rivalry with the Cards, but most of the faggot yuppies in that shithole stadium would rather be straight than see the Sox cement themselves even further as the best baseball team in Chicago…And Sox fans are hillbillies? Where the hell does that come from?..Do you have any demographics to back up that claim? If anything, the majority of Cubs fans are hicks since they gave so many fans in Iowa, So. Ill, Missouri, Wisconsin..Are you kidding me? Do you know anything about your national fan base? Maybe it’s since your not really from Chicago and nestled in quiet Evanston. And maybe you haven’t been to a Sox Cubs game…but it is ALWAYS Cubs fans who start shit…And the guys who attacked Gamboa were Cubs fans!!! God, Cubs fans really are the most uneducated up-towners on the planet. Cubbie fans have NOOOOOO RESPECT WHATSOEVER from any other fan of any sport in any league. It’s really hard to consider them sports fans due to their lack of intelligence..Look up Lee Elia’s tirade on Cubs fans..the ex-Cubs manager sums it up best..I digress…The Cubs are irrelevant anymore..I tried to stop bashing Cubs fans after we won the World Series ..But they’re such an easy target

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