106-Year-Old Cubs Fan Mary Melberg Has Seen 102 Years of Failure
The Chicago Cubs have one of the most pitiful stories of all sports teams. The franchise hasn’t won a World Series since 1908, and though many of their fans complain incessantly about not winning, we often wonder what they’d actually do if their Lovable Losers actually did win a World Series.
Anyway, I got a really cool news release on Tuesday about a woman named Mary Melberg who just turned 106 years old on March 11th. That means she was born in 1905 and was only three years old when the team won the second of its back-to-back titles. This woman has been a card-carrying member of the Die-Hard Cub Fan Club since 1929!!! She’s only seen the team make the World Series once since she was a coherent being!
While it’s always fun to celebrate milestone achievements such as this one, Melberg’s existence personifies the failures of the Cubs. She’s been alive 106 years and was a baby when the team actually won a World Series — talk about putting things in perspective. And though we poke fun, I’d much rather be a Cubs fan than a Pirates fan — at least the North Siders have a chance to win the division most years.