July 22, 2008
Yesterday I alluded to the fact that I thought perhaps the Diamondbacks fans may be outnumbered and overrun by Cubs fans. Today I am feeling a little bit like Nostradamus as that prediction was definitely true. When I arrived at Chase Field I was greeted by a sea of Cubbie blue sprinkled with the Sedona Red of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was a really strange experience for me as I am a recovering Cubs fan myself. Throughout my childhood I grew up on Cubs baseball which probably explains a lot of my abnormal behavioral tendencies. I remember watching Ferguson Jenkins on the mound and lived for the sound of Harry Carey’s voice. My first baseball game in person was a Cubs game and I’ll never forget the sights and smells of Wrigley Field. But since the inception of the Arizona Diamondbacks I have learned the error of my ways. I stowed away my Cubs gear and adopted the D-Backs. So I was not necessarily as uncomfortable being surrounded by Cubs fans as I would have been if it were say the Yankees or the Mets.