If we can’t win it this year, might as well irritate some Cardinals.
UPDATED 9/25 (this should probably be in alphabetical order. Instead, it’s in the order that I entered names. Sue me.)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Twitter makes winning fun and losing a little bit more palatable. If you tweet, you’re familiar (perhaps to the point of contempt) with the concept of Follow Friday. You also know that Tony LaRussa tried to sue Twitter. And you probably also know that these Cubs fans (among a plethora of others) rock, but here are some reminders why:
This is one funny (and insightful) dude. Never met a tweet of his I didn’t like.
Fun, feisty, and full of fascinating tweets. (Do not cross this woman: the animals obey her.)
She’s got a dry wit and a wry sense of teeny-bopper button pushing. #lovehertodeath
You never know where his tweets might lead you, but that place will be awesome.
High Queen of Haiku, wordsmith extraordinaire, and purveyor of sweet tweets.
An engaging and delightful fan who really keeps the social in social media.
If your life needs more sass and spunk (and it does) you need more of her.
His tweet stream will cleanse you from boredom. I swear.
Phenomenal tweets are just the tip of her awesomeberg. Twitter can’t contain the glory.
You want tweets with class and substance, he’s your guy. Then he’ll make you laugh til you puke.
Like the stadium that serves as her Twitter namesake, she’s a national treasure.
You know what that name stands for? It stands for fun and hilarity, that’s what.
I miss Mike Royko. His tweets and blog posts are reminiscent of the genius of old.@dwag29
She might live closer to Citi Field, but her heart is lost in the ivy.@TheCubsInHaiku
The finest Cubs tweets / Seven and ten syllables / Wit, faith, fun, and hope@MOgulnick
When she’s running the world, you’re gonna wanna say you followed her when…@wpbc
If it’s relevant, original, and memorable, there’s a good chance you heard it from him.@CubsMagicNumber
If you aren’t following her, your days should be numbered. Get it together.@nearlynextyear
He’s blessed with Evanstonian Eloquence and cursed with, well, the Cubs.@herlihy
If you could plot a person’s way with words on a map, his would be the Oregon Trail.
The only Cubs podcast
I listen to. Their tweets will tell you why.@Aaliyoda
If you don’t like being informed, entertained, and engaged, stay the heck away.@onetwittedcubs
Author of One-minute Cubs blog
(aka best minute of your day)@Thankphil
He’s an Iowa Cubs fan with major-league talent. Quietly one of my absolute favorites.@areyoudrunk
Only took 11 characters to prove this was one tweep I couldn’t help but follow.@SarahSpain
Yes, her picture is
real. She’s also a sideline reporter for the Big Ten network & the funny and insightful host of Fantasy Players Minute
You must prove yourself worthy to read his Cubs tweets. You should be that lucky.@hirejimessian
Even more sarcastic than the name implies, his tweets and blog
will leave you rolling.@Purpl0704
A genuinely delightful Cubs fan and all-around fun person.@CarrieMuskat
We like to give the cubs.com
writer a hard time, but her tweets are first-rate & informative.@rudym55
His Cubs tweets are so good, you’ll be tempted to carry him off the field on your shoulders.@blicdh
Quick draw Kevin McGraw cheers for all the right teams and says all the right things.@TheBlogfines
If you’re a fan of Sharapova’s Thigh(s) . . . I don’t even know how to finish this. Go here
The dude is a Chicago sports blog factory
, with best blog title ever: Pippen Ain’t Easy@rpringle
I won’t say I’ve got the fever for his flavor. I do, but I won’t say it. He’s much too classy for that.@talkchibaseball
Baseball bipartisanship at its very best. Truly a worthwhile follow and read
Wry, relevant, unpredictable, and all kinds of awesome.@dat_cubfan_dave
Puts a lot of thought and meaning into his tweets, good links, great follow.@bleedcubbieblue
If you don’t know Al Yellon or his powerhouse blog
, welcome to the outside of the loop.@martisnow
Cub fan and Red Sox fan. Her heart is only half healed, but her posts are wholly awesome.@proseandivy
A fine Cubs blogger
, funny tweeter, and fan.@harrypav
If ever someone tells you Cubs fans are stupid, point them to cubsfx
and bask in the glory of Harry Pavlidis proving them dead freaking wrong.@GatoradeMachine
This tweep capitalized on a couple dugout incidents and was catapulted to fame. The fact that he’s hilarious (and real) didn’t hurt either.@DietRite
She (not her account) is named after Jody Davis. Need I go on? I should. She’s awesome.@terilou6983
She’s smart, funny, and worth following for all kinds of non-Cub reasons, too.@Eukadanz
Follow Eukadanz if you want to. You can leave your friends behind. Cuz your friends don’t danz and if they don’t danz then they’re no friends of mine.@Ernesto_H
Very fun and funny Cubs/Bears fan whose in-game tweets make me laugh regularly. And sometimes irregularly.@ari_bo_bari
Although her stat-loving allegiance spreads across four different baseball teams, I can only remember one . . . and the fact that every tweet is exquisite.@TorturedFanBase
There are some Twitter names that tell you everything you need to know about the genius behind them. This is just the tip of the iceberg.@BluntChick
I don’t even know if she’s sold-out as a Cubs fan, but she’s awesome enough to include regardless.(She actually is a Cubs fan and Hawks fan and growing steadily more awesome with every passing moment.)@plamorte
This dude is a deadly combination of wit, smarts, and Cub fanaticism. But don’t worry. Do not hold me accountable if you die laughing from reading his tweets.@itsjenjen
She describes herself as goofy, but I’ve found her to be elegant, delightful, and witty.@ataccini
She’s one of those people who you just know is way smarter than you, but she’s nice enough to pretend she doesn’t realize the discrepancy—and she’s way fun, too.@acforever
The name might imply he never shuts his windows, but he also never stops being edgy, funny, and bloggy: Check out the Cubbies Crib@KariGoCubsGo
She’s a nurse and a Sooner, and that’s OK with me. Bright, fun, and brimming with spunk.@AngryHack
This dude is out there in all the right ways. His avatar is green, I think, in support of Soto.@adaveyouknow
He’s Dave. You know? Nice and witty with a smooth layer of sarcasm.
There are many (seriously a whole lot) more Cubs fans I’d love to recognize, and I’ll add them as they come to mind (and as time allows). If you’d like to add anyone, please mention them in the comments, on twitter, or to your grandchildren. Just spread the love as you see fit.
More than anything, thanks to all of you who have added so much to A) the Cub game viewing experience, B) the magnificent world of Twitter, and C) my life in general.