Now it's not the Cubs I hate. Hell, I can't even say I vaguely dislike them. I care about the Cubs about as much as I care about the Oakland A's or the Pittsburgh Pirates. Which is to say I don't care about them. At all. My MLB team has been, and probably always will be, the White Sox.
But like I said, I don't hate the Cubs. What I hate is Cubs FANS. Seriously, the fans are the ones that are more problematic than the team. Billy Goat's curse? Fan placed it. Bartman's ball? Fan caught it. But they still go on like the Cubs are the best thing since sliced bread and indoor plumbing, regardless of how the team's doing. If the Cubs are winning, they rub in your face. (Especially Sox fans.) And if the Cubs are losing, they either try and keep the baseball conversation as short as possible, or make excuses. (Oh, Wood's elbow was bugging him...) Me, on the other hand: The White Sox sucked this year. There is no excuse. The could've sucked white off of rice. (Lucky they didn't. Kansas City and Tampa Bay did that.) I knew we didn't have a chance by August. And I still rooted for them, for they are my team.
And of course, when the Sox won in '05, guess who all jumped on that bandwagon? Yeah. Of course, who's trying to drag anyone onto the Cubs bandwagon now? ... Dude, I'm not dropping my team just because they don't have a post-season. And you jumped on the '05 wagon of your own accord, so don't put it as "I scratched your back..." type of thing.
So something to all the Cubs fans out there: Yeah, you're going to the post-season. Wheee. They did the same thing 4 years ago. And note: There are 7 other teams also going. All of them, including the wild card teams, have better records than the Cubs. If you think you'll last, you really need to look at a stats page.
However, if they do win, I still see a plus or two. There will be no more whining about "next year" and curses. And the Cubs will no longer be the "lovable losers," so that allure that helped the Cubs garner so many fans will disappear, and I may not have to deal with the idiotic Cubs fans anymore.
...Then the Cubs can get bought out and move to Vegas. :P
(... Maybe this is why I pick on the Cubs. Because it drives the Cubs fans up the wall. Or it might be because I can be an asshole at times. ;p)