We live in truly historic times


My children lived to see a Boston Red Sox win in the World Series, already in their short lives.

100-year old Cubs fan Richard Savage, who saw the Cubs lose the World Series to the Boston Red Sox in 1918, hopes to see the Cubs win a World Series - AARP Bulletin Today

100-year old Cubs fan Richard Savage, who saw the Cubs lose the World Series to the Boston Red Sox in 1918, hopes to see the Cubs win a World Series - AARP Bulletin Today

More history is being writtenCould this be the Chicago Cubs’ year?  Their magic number is 4, after the Cubbies defeated the Brewers, 5-4, behind Kerry Woods’ ninth-inning heroics.

With the triumph, the Cubs pushed Milwaukee nine games back in the National League Central race and a half-game behind the New York Mets in the wild-card playoff race while reducing their own magic number to four.

“We just figure if we keep winning ballgames, good things will come for us,” Dempster said. “Don’t get caught up in the standings or numbers or anything like that. Just come to the ballpark and try to win every day. This is big.”

The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908.

More good news: Changes in the balloting procedures for the Baseball Hall of Fame improve the chances of previously-overlooked heroes like Ron Santo.

Now, about that Triple Crown . . . or even that one.

One Response to We live in truly historic times

  1. Michael Gilbert says:

    The Cubbies may have the longest drought, but they’ve still won the Series (1907 & 1908) more than my Phillies (1980).

    The Phils have been around since 1883, so I feel fortunate that I saw their win, and that they have been a generally competitive team for most of my lifetime.

    The Cubbies have also won the National League more often than the Phils, who won it only in 1915, 1950, 1980, 1983, and 1993.

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