It used to be a derogatory term fans uttered following one calamity after another.
They would wait for something bad to happen before the words flowed effortlessly.
"That's the Cubs."
But somehow, some way, things changed. A new leader, a new philosophy, and eventually a new mantra sprung from nowhere.
"That's Cub" was the catchphrase Chicago Cubs team President Theo Epstein coined one day, and the meaning of the phrase became quite the opposite of what it meant in the past.
So when the players, coaches and front office celebrated together in the clubhouse and on the field in front of the Wrigley Field faithful after a wild, 6-4 triumph...