Winning the World Series in 2016 changed everything for the Chicago Cubs and their fanbase.
Making the playoffs is no longer good enough. A season in which they won 95 games is considered a failure. Not playing in the NLCS for a fourth straight year, a ridiculously hard thing to do, leaves fans with an incomplete feeling for the season.
“Wait ’til next year” has turned into ‘We’d better win next year.’”
The Cubs’ success hasn’t just changed the mindset of the fan base, it has also changed how they are viewed by their rivals. You could argue that Cubs and Cardinals fans have switched places. Remember when Cubs fans used to share the standings in May when they were doing well? Now you see Cardinal fans doing that.
Remember when Cubs fans used to talk about their minor league teams and prospects to try and predict future success in Chicago? Now you see Cardinal fans doing that.
Check out the Memphis roster and then go look at the Iowa roster and tell me how you feel about the future..enjoy your few years of success, clock is ticking.
Source:: Cubs Insider