Born and raised in Joliet, Illinois, I have been a die hard Chicago Cubs fan all of my life. You can imagine my joy when I overheard someone in a restaurant mention that they had heard about a new diet plan called the "Cub Diet".
WOW!! Can this be possible?! A new eating plan designed for us Cub fans, notoriously known to over indulge in hot dogs, peanuts and beer before, during and after home games!
Immediately, I started researching and asking folks if they had heard about it.
As usual, during this time of the baseball season, the Not-Cub Fans can not help but make a comment or a joke or two about how long it has been since the Cubs won a World Series and share their sympathy for the fans who are still hanging on, hoping to see a Pennant some day.
One guy's comments actually hurt my feelings.
He told me that he had seen a picture of the Cub's emblem on the headstone of a deceased fan's grave. Under the emblem was the dates 1932-2010. Under the date, read the words: "I couldn't wait any longer".
This little joke did not stop me from pursuing my quest. I could only imagine that the "Cub Diet" would have to be the ultimate in eating plans. The weekly plan would have to include at least one Chicago Style Hot Dog in it to properly satisfy a serious Cub fan.
I searched the internet. I found nothing. Then I called a Chicago radio station to see if they had ever heard of it.
After a short hold, I was told that the Sport's Desk had actually heard of the "Cub Diet".
"Oh this is great!"
"Yeah, the "Cub Diet" is a sure fire weight loss plan all right."
"You will loose a lot of weight if you follow this diet program."
"No kidding?! O.K. Great! So, how does it work?!"
"You only eat on the days that the Cubs win."