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Et Tu, Cubs Fan?

Cubs fans are known for their steadfast loyalty, but at least for some, 100 years is enough. How else could we explain this, which we tripped across over at AOL Fanhouse:

In the interest of sparing my emotions from one more gut-wrenching season, I am auctioning off my loyalty to the Chicago Cubs. Now, since I realize that seems somewhat fatalistic, I will also make the provision that I will accept bids from ANYONE, even Cubs fans. That means that my loyalty will go to the highest bidder, even if that means I have to get my guts scooped out every year for the rest of my life (as a result of a winning Cubs bid).

Selfish? Childish? A stone-cold publicity stunt? Not quite. I will not personally take possession of ANY of the funds. The winning bid will be accepted by me on behalf of two non-profit theatre organizations in Minneapolis, MN, whose mission is to provide accessible entertainment to low-income households

So, there you go. Evidently some Cubs fans have decided they can do more for society by auctioning off their loyalty. The amazing thing, however, is that the guy is raising some serious money. Here's the eBay listing for his loyalty, and the bidding, as of 4:45 EST this afternoon, is already up to $455 ... with six days left to bid. If the auction ended today, old lenina4sammy would be officially be a member of the Atlanta Braves tribe, which might or might not be a slight upgrade over the initial high bidder, a Marlins fan. After all, both teams tend to play to half empty stadiums in hot climates. At least Miami has a nice beach, right? And hey, the Marlins have more World Series titles in the past 15 years than the Braves do, too. Maybe Florida should be a contender!

By Cameron Smith  |  October 7, 2008; 4:55 PM ET
Categories:  Braves , Cubs , Marlins  
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See, this is someone who understand what it means to be a Cubs fan.
No pink hats. No "Cubbies." No Sweet Caroline.
And the absolute Worst Case Scenario for him is a winning White Sox, Mets, or Cardinals (in that order) bid.

Posted by: Gladys Ave. @ Hamilton | October 7, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

cubs fans have endured through a century of hard times. nats fans have had less than half a decade and seem just as annoying. also please impress upon some dc baseball fans that payroll is not a measure of success. just ask any team that plays in new york city

Posted by: love | October 8, 2008 2:30 AM | Report abuse

We already own the Cubs.

Posted by: 2003 Marlins | October 8, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

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