Struggling through numerous titles for this article—including High Hopes and Big Busts: Analyzing The Frustration of Rooting for the Cubs and Mets, Who Flopped First? The Mets or Mets?, and many more—I came to the realization that the inspiration for the article was one in which the hopelessness that seemed to come with being a fan of the Cubs, one which I could imagine was once reserved for the Red Sox fan, had made its way to Queens. The fans themselves had become predisposed to that particular feeling and were morphed into believing the same thing about their team: that they were a high priced and failed enterprise. Perhaps the Cubs fan has earned more of that right to complain, but for fans who sat idly as World Series trophies began piling up around the team in the&nb ...
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Article written by Jason Burke