Former Flames star stands in the way of Cubs title

Curtis Granderson

Seriously, who steals third base because of a dare? Photo: Marc Levine/New York Mets

 

October is nearing its end and we’re still playing baseball in Chicago. Tell Reggie Jackson to move over — we have a new Mr. October, and his name is Jorge Soler. He’s has been blasting the ball out of the “Soler” system against St. Louis and Pittsburgh, Kyle Schwarber has been hitting his Schwarber bombs and Joe Maddon has proven that he is the Merlin the Magician of baseball.

Everything had been going great until the first two games against the Mets. One player has become Public Enemy No. 1 — Curtis Granderson. Yes, Granderson, who just happened to go to UIC and recently donated millions for a new baseball stadium on campus. I honestly have rooted Granderson for his whole career. I love Granderson, but now he’s getting in the way.

Curtis Granderson plays UIC Flames baseball

I honestly have rooted Granderson for his whole career. I love Granderson, but now he’s getting in the way.

The Cubs are on a magical run that can change history and lives. Public Enemy No. 1 is getting in the way of my history.

He’s been snagging home run balls, hitting doubles, being the perfect leader, and stealing bases – seriously, who steals third base in the playoffs because of a dare?

The Cubs and the Mets are both considered the Cinderella teams of the playoffs, but there can only be one Cinderella who dances with the prince. Someone needs to tell Granderson and his team that the glass slipper does not fit them — stop trying to put it on! It’s our shoe!

Come on, the Mets just won the World Series 29 years ago — we’ve been waiting for 108 years.

So for now, I will not cheer on Public Enemy No. 1. In fact, I will start singing “Go Cubs Go” every time he steps up to the plate.

After Oct. 27, when the Cubs are playing in the World Series, I will consider being the world’s biggest fan of Public Enemy No. 1 again, but I do not know if our fan relationship will ever be the same again.

P.S.: Mr. Public Enemy No. 1 — stop being so amazing! It’s totally fine to lose against the Cubs this time.