I don’t want to let the Cubs loss to the Mets go unremarked upon. The Mets didn’t just defeat the Cubs they clobbered them, winning four games in a row in their best of seven series. The Cubs’ problem was very clearly pitching—their bench just wasn’t as deep as the Mets’.
For those of you who aren’t Chicagoans, the Cubs haven’t won the World Series in living memory—109 years. The oldest living identified Cubs fan, a 101 year old woman, has never seen the Cubs win the World Series and once again loyal Chicago fans have been disappointed.
I can’t remember who said it but being a Cubs fan continues to be the purest form of fandom in sports, untainted by hope of victory.
Wait ’til next year. Or the year after that or the year after that…
With a hat tip to the late, great, much lamented Stevie Goodman: