Where we work, Bobby G and I are the die hard Cubs fans in our building.  We are surrounded by fans of just about every other team in baseball, and the worst part is damn near all those teams are better than ours.

Three years ago the Cubs new owners, the Ricketts family hired former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein to run the Cubs.  Hey, he turned a pathetic Red Sox team into champs, surely his magic will work in Chicago.  Um, thus far...not so much.  The Cubs have been rotten since Theo arrived, and his strategy of building from within, utilizing young players who are being groomed in the minors for the future leaves a guy like me wondering "How far off in the future before we can expect some results?"  In the meantime, things just seem to be getting worse.

The state of affairs is best summed up in this poem by blogger Danny Rockett is his post on my favorite Cubs website bleedcubbieblue.com

Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan any more. They’ve let me down since 1984.

The pitching’s halfway decent but they barely score. Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

It’s so hard to be a Cubbie fan. Though Theo says that he has got a plan.

Trading for more prospects, showing veterans the door. Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

How I miss the Lees, Sandbergs and Graces. When we had them, we rocked some pennant races.

Now the Cubs look up at teams from the NL Central’s floor. Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

Remember, six years ago in the stands? 40,000 super happy fans?

The Diamondbacks and Dodgers set our bats to snore. Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

The Ricketts are just getting millions richer, As Darwin Barney bats worse than the pitcher.

Won’t you please buy us some players at the free agent store? Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

We deserve better in the Land of Lincoln. All the fans are sick of the Cubs stinkin’

The Cards are always great, so at least half the state Is glad that they’re not Cubs fans anymore.

Now I’m not here asking for the moon. But at this rate we’ll be 20 out in June.

You can blame a goat, the rooftops or the Chicago Tribune. Don’t think I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

But a World Series win would be so priceless. I just have to get through this mid-life crisis.

Today I turn the big 4-0, and all I’m asking for Is a reason to be a Cubs Fan anymore.

Then again, the farm system is stocked. Baez, Soler and Bryant are a lock.

Rizzo and Castro might have what it takes to be the core. Maybe I can be a Cubs fan anymore.

Just like I love chicken cooked by a Colonel, I love the Cubs and know hope springs eternal.

So I’ll keep on watching Cubs games so I know what happened before, We were World Champions of 2024.

To that Danny, I say "Amen!"