In my sixty-five years on the planet I have seen men walk on the moon, the Soviet Union collapse, the internet and countless medical advancements. Now I have seen something probably no living human ever saw until today; the Cubs winning the World Series.
For a while it looked like they would blow it. There was a two run error. They lost a three run lead late in the game. However, they scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning and hung on to win the game. They have shed, hopefully for good, the title of lovable losers.
We really need to look back to 2009. The Ricketts family bought the team ending nearly eight decades of corporate ownership (Wrigley and Tribune). Two years later they brought in Theo Epstein, probably the best baseball man in the business. He is a graduate of Yale and became the youngest general manager in history. It takes time to turn around a franchise but it has certainly paid off.
Now the fun is over and it’s back to politics.