Found January 22, 2013 on World Series Dreaming:
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” ~Rogers Hornsby I don’t remember much from when I was little, but one thing that I do remember is the day that I fell in love with baseball. There are a few people in my life that understand my passion for this game, that’s why going to the Cubs Convention is an experience like no other. It’s the day where I am in a place full of people that share that same love, that same passion, like I do. You see all types of people, from different backgrounds, different ages, different places, but we all share something great, we all have one thing in common…we all love the Chicago Cubs. I knew that this year’s Convention would be different. To begin with, my favorite player was gone. I wasn’t really looking to meet any players in particular or anything of that sort, I really just wanted to go and have a good time with my fellow Cub fans, and that I did. The man! T...
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