The Chicago Cubs swept the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, and I immediately did this drawing and thought it was funny.
Because it's ironic, right?
Isn't that irony?
Because on a short term memory scale, I as a Cub Fan have come to expect to lose to the Pirates.
While Pirate Fans think they totally have the Cubs number.
So it's ironic that the Cubs, 3/4 or so into this awful season, would sweep the surging Pirates, right?
I guess it gets a tad more complex when you think slightly more long term.
Like, wasn't it just a couple years ago we all thought we were pretty cool being attached to a winning franchise?
While the Pirates were bottom feeders, always in last place and with the cheapest payroll in baseball?
So you'd expect to beat the Pirates every year.
Like, if you're a good team you should always beat the teams you should beat and try to break even with the other really good teams and presto - you're in the playoffs.
If there was a list on the teams you should beat, the Pirates are the name at the top.
So this drawing kind of does a double twisty thing that... wait - maybe this is sarcasm.
Is that it?
These Pirate Fans, who always think of themselves as losers, and now think of themselves as winners...now they're mad because they lost to the...
Maybe it's just that in the bigger picture, the Cubs and Pirates switched places.
Winner/loser now loser/winner.
But then you can't help but think of the even bigger picture, which shows that there is no other team in any sport more associated with losing than the Cubs.
See, this is where I get really confused.
Go about with your day now.