I'm a South Side Cubs fan. I'm always having to justify why, so let me get this out really fast ... While growing up, we couldn't afford cable TV. The Cubs were free to watch on regular TV, but if you wanted to enjoy a White Sox game, you had to have cable. I know we weren't alone. There were lots of other South Siders who couldn't afford cable, many who also became Cubs fans. I'm willing to bet that a lot of South Siders feel the same about the Cubs, but they remain silent because it's better for their health. Today, you're considered a traitor if you live on the South Side and are rooting for the "wrong" team.
Chicago is a city of nations. We have folks of all different colors, genders, religions, opinion, ethnicities, and occupations. You can literally travel the world without leaving Chicago. In fact, If you take the Red Line from 95th to Addison "Wrigleyville Stop," you'll feel like you've gone on a vacation.
I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and experience different cultures, ideas, and perspectives. It could be as simple as deciding to get your nails done in a parlor across town or grabbing a bite to eat in a community area you've never been to before. Look up from your cell phone the next time you're on the train and see what you can learn from the different people and sites around you. Hey, even turn on the TV and watch the Cubs this October, better yet, hop on over to Wrigleyville and let the Cubs know that the South Side has their support ... after all, you're both from Chicago.
Its an exciting time to be a Chicagoan. This is actually the first time I've ever changed the 3M apparel to a different color scheme, but this felt like a perfect time. Grab some limited edition gear and support the Cubs and the My Block, My Hood, My City initiative! #FlyTheW #MBMHMC