Over the past century, Cub fans haven’t had much to be thankful for. Between billy goats, gross mismanagement, and the occasional October heartbreak caused by a dorky guy wearing headphones, it’s not exactly hard to blame them. However, after a 97-win regular season, and their second playoff series win since 1908, Cub fans finally have plenty to be thankful for.
Between the emergence of rookies such as Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, and Kris Bryant, and a Cy Young campaign from Jake Arrieta, hope has once again sprung eternal on the north side of Chicago. Here are five things for Cubs fans to keep in mind while they count their blessings around the Thanksgiving table.