My theory is that if the Cubs win the World Series tonight the Democrats will win the presidency based on Illinois voting history. Ohio, on the other hand tends to vote Republican. So we shall see. Disclaimer I have not turned on the game tonight so this is not based on any possible outcome. Btw go cubbies.
My mother was born in Chicago, spent the first nine years of her life there … and is a lifelong Cubs fan.
I called her to congratulate her last night after the win. She was a bawling mess, deliriously happy. She said, “Now I can die in peace.” (I told her to slam on the brakes, I won’t let her go anywhere!)
It means that much to her. Moved her that much.
Sports can be a most wonderful thing, and as Paul said, hopefully something that galvanizes a great city that really needs it.