by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"
... that after years of following the Chicago Cubs as they tried unsuccessfully to win the World Series, I missed it when it happened this year!
I have been accused of being a “fair weather” fan, and this year it was literally true! I was watching the final game on television, and was much aggrieved when the Cubs blew the lead and were tied going into the final inning. It was still tied when it started to rain, and I figured it would be an hour or so before they could resume, and then, the odds were in Cleveland’s favor, as the home team. Because they have the last “say” the home team wins a large percentage of extra-inning games.
So, I went to bed, and to sleep.
And was pleasantly surprised to learn next morning that the Cubs had won!
Chicago has a bad reputation, for its crooked political machine, and more recently for the number of murders.