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My Cubs - A Love Story

Scott Simon

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NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured-and now triumphant-franchise. No metaphor is necessary; the Chicago Cubs have been the living example of disappointment and failure for more than a century-until now. The Cubs' 2016 World Series win marked the end of a 108-year drought in the team's history, and Game 7 will forever be remembered as one of the most thrilling, monumental moments in sports history. For Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday and a lifelong Cubs fan, it was a moment he never thought he'd live to see. MY CUBS chronicles Simon's adolescence in Chicago as a die-hard fan to tell the story of the relationship between the team and the neighborhood and city, and how the condition of Cubness has both charmed and haunted the lives of so many fans. From theories and curses to jinxes and myths, Simon chronicles how a team of "loveable losers" inspired such fervor and dedication from their fans, and how their 2016 win transcended sports to become an underdog narrative for the whole nation.

Language:

English

Length:

2h 46m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:29