I do not like the Chicago Cubs. As a son of the Milwaukee suburbs and having worked at Miller Park in high school, my blood bleeds Brewers blue and definitely not Cubbies blue. Now, living in the Chicago suburbs for school, I find myself surrounded by Cubs fanatics. Even as a cynical observer, though, I’ll admit the 2016 Cubs’ season has been very impressive. And one reason they’ve nearly won me over is because they’ve been showing how good they are instead of telling me.
Last year, the Cubs promoted a hashtag on social media: “#WeAreGood.” This drove me nuts. Just because you say you are good does not mean you are. If you stood on Addison Street outside of Wrigley Field and yelled, “I am Superman,” that does not mean you are Superman. Granted, the Cubs were pretty good during the 2015 season, but I don’t want to be told this. I want to be shown this.