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Waiting for the Cubs | Floyd Sullivan | Baseballisms.comAvid #Cubs fan Floyd Sullivan introduces us to his entire multi-generational family of “Cubbed-Up” baseball fans, in his book Waiting for the Cubs: The 2008 Season, the Hundred-Year Slump and One Fan’s Lifelong Vigil.  The book was released in 2010 by McFarland & Company.

This chronicle of the 2008 season coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the last Cub’s World Series win, and Floyd intersperses key elements of the 1908 season among his personal accounts.  He also puts to use an entire lifetime of Cubs fandom, to instill the proper sentiment in the book, which allows the reader to truly feel the ebb and flow of the baseball season.

Written in a relaxed, first person narrative, we feel as if we are along in the backseat of his Honda Accord, logging the miles to Cubs games from Miami to Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, and to legendary Wrigley Field.  As Floyd states, this is a personal account of a true fan who has no special privileges or insider access.  It is the story of a fan (and his family) who purely love the game of baseball.

For those who may not remember, the Cubs 2008 campaign was rather successful, leading the National League in Wins, major offensive statistics such as Runs, OPS, Total Bases, as well as pitching statistics Strikeouts and Opponents Batting Average.  Lou Piniella’s team would notch 97 wins, the most since 1945.

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