Anthony Rizzo doesn't think the Chicago Cubs' success will make them villains much like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.
Rizzo and others around the Cubs keep talking about the "likeable" personalities within their young core, the "authenticity" of players, the "fun" they have.
However, Rizzo got a taste of how some fans perceive success while working out in the offseason.
"I had an older man in the gym telling me he's a big Red Sox and Patriots fan," Rizzo said. "And he said, 'Yeah, congrats, you guys won one, but you haven't done anything until the whole country hates you.’
"In a way it's true, because growing up a die-hard Dolphin fan, I hated Tom Brady because he was the best. And now it’s like I'm almost a Patriots fan because he's so good."