Colorado Cubs (2121)
Based in Denver, the Colorado Cubs are in their first season after relocating from Salt Lake City. The franchise spent their entire history -- from 1891 until last season (2020) in that city playing as the Elders, though last year they went by the SLC Wonders.
The Elders left the ABA in 2088 to join the Union of Professional Baseball or UPB, which had major league status from 2074 until 2019. The Elders rejoined the ABA again in 2019 shortly before the demise of the ABA. They left for competitive reasons and were successful during their time in the UPB, winning three titles over there.
But fan support didn't go along with it and when they came back, the bottom feeding club struggled to keep things together. The last time the Elders won an ABA title, were when their Elders were around, back in 1979. So their Kerouac Cup drought is now up to 151 seasons and counting.
Meanwhile, Colorado always had a team. The Colorado Gold Sox began as the Colorado City Pastors back in 1812. The team made the post-season 121 times in their history and won 9 titles, the last coming 18 seasons ago in 2102.
Nonetheless, the Gold Sox decided to relocate after 308 seasons playing in Colorado Springs and became the Amarillo Gold Sox for the start of the '21 season. Meanwhile, the Elders/Wonders ownership took this as a chance to get their team a start without leaving the overarching area of their franchise, but get a larger market to draw from, while keeping their current TV market.
They announced the Salt Lake City Wonders would become the Colorado Cubs in time for the '21 season. Colorado fans were glad their baseball fix wouldn't go interrupted, but they traded one of the best teams in the division for the worst one. Not only that, but the Gold Sox remained in the division meaning they'll have to see their own squad 8 times at home against their new team.
I'm going to chronicle the story of the Colorado Cubs and their chase of respectability.