January 21, 2013
Deckard shared his table with a more curious Cubs-related book from a Cleveland Cubs fan named Warren Friedman. A pharmacist by trade, Friedman¿s book is a murder mystery novel called "The Chicago Cap Murders." The premise? A serial killing Cubs fan who attempts to pressure the Cubs into winning a World Series by murdering ¿ yep ¿ other Cubs fans each time the team loses a game. If the team wins, no one dies. How's that for motivation?
The story of a Cubs fan killing other Cubs fans was one that has been spinning in Friedman's head "for probably 20 years." While his plot might be twisted, his love for the Cubs is pure. "From going to games here, I know how passionate Cubs fans are," Friedman said. "They'll support this team when they're 20 games out [of first place]. It's a party, it's an event, and it's their team.
"Coming from Cleveland, [when we're] 20 games out at the end of the season, we'll have 500 people in the stands. That's why I love the Cubs so much." He is still an Indians fan, but has been a Cubs fan for over 30 years, an affection born from watching the Cubs of the 1960s and 1970s and stars such as "Ferguson Jenkins, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and all those guys."
His great hope is for the Cubs and Indians to play each other in back-to-back World Series, with each team winning once.