You know that feeling when your ex shows up someplace you are with their new paramour exuding all the happiness in the world while you're flying solo? Or, if you don't know what that feels like, can you imagine?
That's just what the Cubs have had to endure this weekend with the Cardinals. Only the "ex" in this case is a World Series title.
Friday was the home opener in St. Louis and the organization promptly raised the World Series banner. Before Saturday's game, each member of the 2011 World Series team received their World Series rings.
The Cubs, meanwhile, are infamous for having not won a World Series since 1908. So, I guess, in that example I used, it'd be weird because the people would be like 100 years old. I dunno, just go with it. (Also, I'm going to use the phrase "World Series" as much as possible to rub in how much this sucks for the Cubs and their fans.)
But when the Cardinals received their World Series rings Saturday (including Cubs first base coach Dave McKay), there was a little surprise on it. In the form of the "Rally Squirrel" that brought the Cards luck during their classic postseason run (that resulted in a World Series championship, if you hadn't picked up on that yet).
The Cubs don't have such things as "Rally Squirrels" or any other good-luck charms to immortalize like that. All they have are black cats and curses and "Cubbie Occurences".