I went to the 2-hour, 40-minute rain delay Saturday, and got to see 3 innings of baseball before my babysitter's double-OT rate kicked in. Watched the rest of the game on TV (baseball, the only game you can watch at the park AND on your couch) and enjoyed it.
But during the delay, spent a fair amount of time observing Cub fans. They're not as annoying as Red Sox and Yankees fans, but they try, real hard. True to midwestern roots, they apply a straightforward, earnest, nice guy approach. One might even say they are "cute". But it's still annoying.
Case in point. While enjoying our grilled dogs in the concourse, a couple wearing Cubs jerseys and Cubs caps walks by, with fake ivy around their necks. I point this out to Mrs. DM without comment, to get her reaction. She is a lifelong Reds fan, sportswriter in college, but a girl nonetheless, and a fan of cute things generally. So I didn't know what kind of reaction I'd get. I waited with anticipation.
"Losers", she said, "God, Cubs fans are annoying."