Firmly planted in Cornfield, IL, I had my fingers crossed for a White Sox / Cardinals World Series. It was disappointing watching the game last night and realizing early on that it was not going to happen
Being in Illinois, one must either cheer for the Cubs or the Cards. There really are no other options (unless you enjoy pain and root for the Sox). Going to any minor league game, you will see a sea of Cubs and Cardinal hats and one Mariners hat. The latter belongs to me. I am a fervent Ichiro Suzuki
It is impossible for Illinois fans to cheer for both the Cubs and the Cardinals. In fact, state law requires that a fan of the Cubbies
has to cheer for any team that is playing against the Sox or the Cardinals. As such, my husband was cheering for the Astros. Sensing my disappointment (perhaps from the tears, perhaps from the heckling, who really knows what his final clue was?), he asked me why I was so against the Astros. I refused to answer. I was not about to tell him.
"Did you date an Astros fan or something?" he asked.
"No. Not exactly. Dude, I just don't want to tell you."
"Awww... Come on," he begged.
"Dude, you are going to laugh."
"Just tell me," pleaded the Republican.
"Fine. When I was watching the Astros' season opener, they kept showing Dubya cheering them on." ¹
"What? OMG!" he laughed.
Go Sox!¹ Bush is a Ranger's fan and has many rea$on$ to cheer for the Cardinals.