Let the historical record reflect that June 29, 2010 marked the beginning of the end of the Cubs’ curse. For it was then that Louden Charles Hickey was born to a Philadelphian (fine, South Jerseyian, at the time) who allowed his fandom to follow a Phillies second-baseman when he and his #23 jersey were traded. (Sandberg, not Jordan, c’mon).
This is not to say that L.C.H. won’t be a Phillies fan. Heck, he might not even be a baseball fan. But, the Cubbies welcomed him into the world, and that won’t soon be forgotten.
Like I wrote on Facebook or Twitter earlier, your move, Phillies. Build the fanbase, and they will come, even if you don’t win for a century.