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Waiting for the Cubs: The 2008 Season, the Hundred-Year Slump and One Fan's Lifelong Vigil Paperback – May 6, 2010
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About the Author
Floyd Sullivan is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He is a commercial photographer and writer for a variety of industries and lives in Chicago.
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Top Customer Reviews
Floyd Sullivan is that GI. Does he save the Capitol? Does he even find out the score of the Cub game? No, in this movie, as in real life baseball, he gets massacred like everybody else. But as a loyal Cub fan, he hangs in until the last out of the last inning, going down swinging, no matter the score, no matter how obnoxious the opponent.
Waiting for the Cubs brilliantly captures the stubborn loyalty and grim pessimism of the Cub fan in exile, in the twin stories of the classically frustrating 2008 season and the truly strange events surrounding the Cubs last World Series championship in 1908. Well written and full of odd bits of Cub lore, it is also the story of a family. Sullivans are spread out all over the place, but they always seem to find a way to get to the game. This is the book that will make you call in sick, slip a note to the teacher, and take your kids to the game.
We follow the author growing up a Cub fan in Chicago, and then (horrifyingly), moving from Chicago, going into "Cub Exile" and the many road trips endured to see his team play in 2008. We can almost audibly hear his Chicago-accented descriptions of both the triumphs and the misery of that fateful season.
The bottom line; every true Cub fan should read this book.