It occurred to me last week that it would be interesting to add a different perspective here and there. We found that perspective when my cousin Andy stayed at our home and went to Game One of the World Series. Andy is a Cubs fan through and through. He came in from Indiana and stayed in the middle of Indians country, and had a great time doing it.
I am very excited to have our first guest post written by Andy:
I am a born and raised Hoosier, even though I hate the Hoosiers (Boiler Up!). I went to Wabash College for my undergrad and played football (4 yrs), basketball (3 yrs), and track (1 yr). I majored in psychology and minored in Spanish. My interests guided me into sport psychology, which is where I am now. I am in my 3rd and final year of pursuing a double master’s degree, an M.A. in Counseling and an M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport & Exercise Psychology at Ball State University. I plan on pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling after this year and hope to become a licensed psychologist working in a University Counseling Center or Athletic Department in the future.
I have a huge passion for sports and for mental health and advocacy, so that guides a lot of my interests. Also, faith is the most important part of my life. God has blessed me beyond measure my entire life and I try to do my best to glorify Him with everything that I do. So, behind everything I do and all the people with whom I interact, I try to think of how God can be glorified and how I can help bring light to Him. And yes, I believe God is a Cubs fan. Let’s Go Cubbies!! #FlytheW
Several takeaways from my first World Series experience:
1. The Indians are good. Like real good.
2. I hate that we have to play the Indians because I also want them to win.
3. Turns out, many of their fans feel the same about us.
4. The All-Star game determining home field advantage really, really needs to change.
5. No matter the magnitude of the game, fans are still extremely stupid and think they’re real professional baseball analysts.
6. Turns out it’s like 10k times more nerve wracking to watch the World Series in person
7. Losses don’t seem as gloomy when you make it onto the Jumbotron at your first World Series.
8. It’s a long, long series.
And I love the Cubs forever and always.
(Thank you for a great post, Andy! We love you even though you are a Cubs fan.)