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Lovable Losers With Scott Simon

The NPR host on the changing nature of his fandom for the Chicago Cubs.

Fans celebrate outside of Wrigley Field in Chicago on Nov. 2.

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The Chicago Cubs used to be the Susan Lucci of baseball. Now they’re looking more like Meryl Streep. As a fan, how do you become accustomed to winning? Scott Simon has written a memoir about his life as a too-devoted Cubs fan and how he’s adjusting to life as a winner. Simon is also the host of Weekend Edition Sunday from NPR.

In the Spiel, we bid farewell to a beloved, deeply tender jerk.

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