A call to the readers: why you cheer
Between now and the first part of October, GROTA will be publishing the written work of a number of people unaffiliated with the blog. The shared topic that everybody will be writing about is one that's close to the heart of every Cub fan - why you cheer. Consider this a call to the many members of the Goat Rider Army to post your stories about being a Cubs fan.
We want to know - how did it happen? Did you have a parent who watched every game and took you to Wrigley Field? Did you stumble across the Cubs on TV and get hooked on the excited calls of Harry Caray and the wry humor of Steve Stone? How did you become a Cubs fan?
Alternatively, you could tell us a story about being a fan. Maybe you quit a job to fly to Atlanta for the '03 NLDS. Maybe you married a girl because her father had season tickets. We all have stories that, at least to us, define ourselves as fans. We'd love for you to share them here.
Don't be shy. We're an eclectic community here and silliness is practically currency. So long as this doesn't become a post - or blog - about how following Cubs baseball is helping you to overcome a tramatic breakup that caused you to create a t-shirt with a blue heart logo hugging the Cubs logo, you'll be fine. I look forward to reading it all.