Cubs Fans: when did we become the southside?

Over the last 30 days two major stories have come out about Cubs fans beating up and assaulting opposing teams fans. The first one occurred earlier in the month (of July) when a party in Huntley cost a Sox Fan his eye. The Chicago Trib reports:

"The Associated Press reported the party started out as a Sesame Street-themed birthday party for a 2-year-old girl...Robert Steele, 32, the injured Sox fan, was pushed to the ground at the party and kicked several times, including once in the right eye...Boguslaw Czapla, 37, of Elmwood Park, Jaroslaw's brother [cubs fans], was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and mob action...Jaroslaw Czapla, 31, the brother who hosted the party, was charged with misdemeanor battery and felony mob action, police said...A neighbor who said she has known Jaroslaw Czapla for about five years but who declined to give her name called him a good father and a hard worker. She also described him as an avid Cubs fan who once named a pet dog Wrigley."

Key words in this article: MOB ACTION, BATTERY, STEEL TOE BOOTS and a pet dog WRIGLEY. When did Cubs fans start beating up Sox fans? At what point in time did we start wearing steel toe boots to a 2-year olds birthday party...in the middle of the summer.

Second Cubs violent act occurred last night in Milwaukee. Again the CT reports:

"Three Chicago area men are accused of beating up a suburban Milwaukee man who police say threw a beer at their bus after the Milwaukee Brewers' loss to the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park...The men are 25, 26 and 34 years old...The Brewers fan was cited for disorderly conduct and...he suffered cuts to his face and had a tooth knocked out. The 34-year-old Chicago area man also received a municipal ticket for assault and battery after police say he punched his sister in the mouth as she tried to intervene in the fight."

Key words in this article: BREWERS' LOSS, TOOTH KNOCKED OUT, PUNCHED HIS SISTER and BUS. Okay so this story is a little bit better than the first because at least there was an instigating factor. If the BUS was really cool I too would be upset that this Brewers' fan just jacked up my sweet paint job...however what makes this very uncool and southside like is the punching of the sister...REALLY? I cant wait until the Christmas and these two have to hang out again.

Maybe Sox fans are leaving their team, breaking loyalty and become Cubs fans. Because these types of actions are unheard of. We at Towel Drills look down upon and do not endorse these types of actions, however we are proud to talk about them and to exploit them to the fullest.

Comments (7)

Missy

July 30, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Hi, Arthur:

Just found your lovely blog, through Google Blog Search. Nice!

Will add it to my blogroll, as mine is also a Chicago blog, but it isn't focused exclusively on the Cubbies.

It is all around Chicago blog. Cheers!

Missy.

Missy

July 30, 2008 at 4:19 PM

Oops! i forgot to click the name/ url box.

Here it goes again.

In case it doesn't go through, my blog is called Groovy Chicago.

Anonymous

July 31, 2008 at 3:04 AM

Did you mean when did Cubs fans become obnoxious? Let me see...turns out they always have been.

The past ten years have seen the northside overtaken with pent up homoerotic angst ridden cubs fans who throw sweet ass keggers with the sigma chi buddies. Chicago: when did you become Ann Arbor?

Sox Fan 4 Ever

July 31, 2008 at 7:29 AM

Hey Jag Off, Cubs fans can never be s tough as Sox Fans and Sox fans will never be stupid enough to be Cubs fans, like the Cubs are actually going to win the Division and if they do they will lose in the Playoffs breaking millions of hearts in the Cubby nation once again@

Anonymous

July 31, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Of course 3 Cub fans to 1 Sox fan/ 3 Cub fans to 1 Brew fan...and the Cub lovers could not handle their booze! Big shocker there.

The entire outfield in the biggest gay bar in America is filled with North Side trash. Apparently they like to go to Milwaukee and 2 year olds birthdays as well. As quoted in Animal house - fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life! Sure there are some hot sperm burpers out there (the female sluts I mean)...who do you think are the drunkest drunks in the Bleachers…Bums??

Cubs fans suck. Will always suck. Will NEVER see a World Series with their team in it. It would be nice to just see them know who is playing for their team.

sabrina d.

August 3, 2008 at 3:06 PM

Insightful article. Yes, in fact, all southsiders are dirty-fighting scum, whereas all northsiders are angelic long-suffering nuns. Must be something in the beer (Sox and Brewers' parks both serve Miller beers -- COINCIDENCE?).

You could have made your point about the .01% of Cubs fans, without being rather quite rude to the 99.9% of Sox fans who are perfectly decent people.

Anonymous

August 12, 2008 at 7:25 PM

Amen Sabrina! Well said. Lets see if I can return the favor on his generalization. This blog article was the typical thoughtless nonsense to be expected of a article from a Cub Fan. Last I checked, noone's been shot leaving a Sox game. Go Brewers, or whoever is playing the Cubs!