This afternoon I received the email below from Jeff Galbraith, who is one the fans featured in the “Committed” ad I posted below. I wanted to post Jeff’s response here, as it was polite, thoughtful, and worthy of acknowledgement. I’d also like to make sure that Jeff knows that, even though I posted the photo of him and his wife, I certainly didn’t mean to call him less than a “real” fan. As you will see, Jeff is as real a fan as they come.
This is Jeff Galbraith as in the Jeff Galbraith that is pictured in your article about the Committed campaign. I would like to politely argue your viewpoint that because my wife and I have a “cutesy” story that you feel we are not real fans, and do not deserve recognition like real fans. I grew up with the Cubs and learned early on thatbeing a Cubs fan was not something easy. You thinking or insinuating that I have not been upset about the past 10 years is putting words into my mouth, which I do not appreciate. I was heart broken in 2003 and I have beenupset by the Cubs many times since then, but I remain a fan and a real/true fan at that. Please don’t think or believe that just because I am a part of this campaign that I am some fair weather fan. I go to games inSeptember when the Cubs our 18 games out and other people have stopped watching and I am there to actually watch the game not just to get drunk. To think that I am not a true fan is insulting to me, I have been ridiculed for years and even threatened a couple of time (that is what you get for wearing Cubs apparel in St. Louis). During the 2013 Cubs convention Tom Ricketts said that the Cubs are committed to a World Series Championship which is the true commitment that I see in this campaign and as a real Cubs fan I still have hope and I believe that is will happen and with the proper moves it can happen soon. Thank you for your time.
A Committed Fan,
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