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October 26, 2005

Hard-Core Cubs Fan Dies After Sox Win Pennant: Two weeks ago, 68-year old Irene Egan conceded to her son that she knew the Sox were doing well. "She's like, 'If them damn Sox go to the World Series, it will be the death of me,'" Allen Grove said. One week later, the Sox did, indeed, seal their first trip to baseball's Fall classic in 46 years. Two days after that, the 68-year-old lifelong Cub fan died.

(via There's Your Karma, Ripe As Peaches)

posted by Amateur to culture at 08:37 AM - 18 comments

I don't believe it...

posted by StarFucker at 08:39 AM on October 26

See...hate is poison.

posted by willthrill72 at 08:43 AM on October 26

Irene sounds like one of the great Chicago characters who Mike Royko would have celebrated in his column -- a hard-living, Sox-hating, baseball-loving Irish bartender. If her heart was that closely tied to the Great Game, I'm surprised the playoffs two years ago didn't kill her.

posted by rcade at 09:07 AM on October 26

My kind of gal. Consistent to the end. Usually the haters hang on to life - it's fuel.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:17 AM on October 26

Red Sox winning, White Sox winning, is any of this mentioned in the book of Revalations? Sinners repent!

posted by HATER 187 at 09:28 AM on October 26

No HATER, there's a few more sports miracles that need to happen to truly usher in the end days: 1). The Cubs need to win a World Series 2). The Detroit Lions need to find a consistantly good quarterback (this one will take another grazillion eons)

posted by NoMich at 09:53 AM on October 26

"She's probably having bar fights in heaven," her grandaughter said. I can only hope somebody, somewhere, remembers this for my epitaph.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 10:14 AM on October 26

OK, so who do you hate that much? "Please, let me live a long and happy life, and while you're at it, please don't let the ________ win the championship until after I'm gone."

posted by Amateur at 10:33 AM on October 26

Nazis.

posted by yerfatma at 10:41 AM on October 26

Average life expectancy for females is about 78. I don't think all the White Sox hatred helped the bitter lady live a longer life. One less Cubs fan to listen to lament and talk about "next year." GO SOX!!

posted by lonsterbox at 10:43 AM on October 26

It's a fact of life...when one Cubs fan goes down, two more take her place. We will rule the world! Just wait 'til next year!

posted by willthrill72 at 11:17 AM on October 26

She probably got murdered do to looting and other white sox fan antics.

posted by Turbo at 11:19 AM on October 26

Illinois Nazis.

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:19 AM on October 26

I hate the Illinois Nazis.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:16 PM on October 26

willthrill72... You're only proving my point. Besides, the Cubs have the biggest marketing machine in the world, the Tribune. If they're not talking about the Cubs on WGN-TV, they're on WGN Radio, if not there, then in the Chicago Trib. If you're not from Chicago, you'ld think there's only one MLB team here... well actually there is, and they're 3-0 in the World Series.

posted by lonsterbox at 03:10 PM on October 26

The funny thing is when i clicked on the link,my article popped up with the page 's sponser being the "Heart Scan of Chicago",im not kidding.

posted by HOE.O.K. at 03:49 PM on October 26

My kind of woman....Cubs fan and a woman of her word!

posted by skydivemom at 03:55 PM on October 26

Maybe they can scatter her ashes at home plate on opening day. Dusty can then kick her on an umpire the next time he argues a call!

posted by INOALOSER at 04:25 PM on October 26

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