Just a quick note today; last night was absolutely crazycakes, dogs running amok, work crises, thunder and lightning, rats and bats and elephants... Anyway, just want to give a tip of the cap to the Cubs.
The team has been its own worst enemy for a very long time, but they finally broke through. Their patient fans have waited 71 years, but they won another pennant. Congratulations, Chicago!
Now they have to get through the Indians, who are also pretty hungry for a championship, it having been 68 years since their last one. Of course, the Cubs had already been waiting 40 years for another championship in 1948, so Cleveland's not going to get any mercy wins.
The Cubs last won the World Series 108 years ago; 108 years before that, John Adams was president, the U.S. had 16 states, the capitol moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, and no one had ever heard of baseball.
What I'm saying is: It's time.
Can they do it? Who knows? Things looked dicey for them against the Dodgers three games into that series, but they came back. They have great talent, and a real turnaround artist for a manager. This could be the one.
As for the Cubs' championship being a harbinger of the end of the world, don't worry about that. It's already too late. W. P. Kinsella, who just died, wrote "The Last Pennant Before Armageddon" a long time ago, a story in which God promises that the Cubs will win the National League title, but it will be the last one before the end of the world. So we're already past that.
Will the world, then, come to an end before the World Series? I suppose it might. The story didn't mention the Cubs winning the championship. Election Day will not occur until after the Series is over, though, so we can't blame that on our politics.