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Encountering a Cubs Fan

St. Louis is full of simple thrills that don't cost a thing. Free beers. Free zoos. Free art. But there are few joys in this world on par with encountering a Cubs fan. Sure, they feel pretty good about their choice of team when they're sitting inside Chicago's 100-year-old altar to failure, sipping on tepid Old Style and craning their necks to see around support pillars. But then they come to St. Louis and find out what a real baseball town has to offer: Our gorgeous stadium with plentiful, comfortable seating, parking that won't cost you your firstborn, to say nothing of Ballpark Village. There's so much to brag about you might not even get around to mentioning that our team has won a World Series or two (or eleven) since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

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