Sunday, October 23, 2016
The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in 71 years and they have a good chance to win the World Series for the first time in 108. And everyone will be rooting for them. Except me. Why? Because as someone who is not a Cubs fan, the streak is fun. It adds to the mystique of baseball. And every year is a new chance for them to either win it all. Or lose in painful fashion and add another chapter to their painful lore. Haven't the Red Sox become a lot less fun now that they have won 3 World Series titles in your lifetime, instead of 0 in an octogenarian's? Of the 7 billion people on Earth I'd bet few than a couple thousand were actually alive in 1908. There's the Billy Goat curse, Leon Durham's glove and of course Bartman, you want all that history to end just so the nickel dime people who don't even work can celebrate and get drunk in some bar?