What does it mean to be a Cub fan?
Lately, especially after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, being a Cub fan means continuing to strive to be your best, just like the players and the entire organization.
For nearly 14 years, I strived to sing my best during a quest of singing our National Anthem at all of the ballparks in the Chicago Cubs organization. My quest is now complete, thanks to the love for the Cubs instilled by my Nonno and my father, the best Cub fans I have ever known. I miss them dearly.
Dear Reader, thank you for reading about my travels, my singing, and my family. Go Cubs! #EveryoneIn
SINGING 4 THE CUBS’ CURRENT AFFILIATES
The time I sang to Dad and 39,000 fans.
September 27, 2004
Cubs 12, Cincinnati Reds 5
AAA – Iowa Cubs
The time I drove around the Midwest before singing in Iowa.
Des Moines, Iowa
August 8, 2015
Cubs 4, Omaha Storm Chasers 1
AA – Tennessee Smokies
The time I sang in the Smoky Mountains.
July 13, 2014
Smokies 14, Jacksonville Suns 8
A – Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The time I messed up the lyrics.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
August 5, 2017
Pelicans 4, Salem Red Sox 3
A – South Bend Cubs
The time I sang the National Anthem twice in one day.
Four Winds Field
South Bend, Indiana
August 27, 2016
Great Lakes Loons 7, Cubs 2
A – Eugene Emeralds
The time I sang to superheroes.
August 12, 2017
Emeralds 4, Spokane Indians 1
The time I finished the quest.
March 15, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2
SINGING 4 THE CUBS’ PAST AFFILIATES
AA – West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx
The time I was driven to home plate in a pickup truck.
August 1, 2004
Mobile BayBears 10, Diamond Jaxx 8
A – Daytona Cubs
The time I worried about a rainout.
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Daytona Beach, Florida
August 29, 2014
Cubs 8, Tampa Yankees 4
A – Boise Hawks
The time the microphone didn’t work.
July 19, 2014
Hawks 12, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 9