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Cubs Win World Series

 

The Chicago Cubs, breaking a 108 year drought, have won the World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians in the seventh game of the Series, eight to seven.  The two teams were evenly matched, with the Cubs managing the very difficult feat of winning the final three games of the Series.  In the world to come I suspect Billy Sianis and his goat Murphy are not too unhappy at this turn of events.  Go here to read about them.  Since the Brexit in Britain vote I have been saying that 2016 is an unusual year, and, as any resident of the state of Illinois would agree, any year in which the Cubs win the World Series is a highly odd year indeed!

On a personal note, my late father, like his father before him, was a Cardinals fan.  My late grandfather, Ray McClarey, was born in 1908, the last time the Cubs won the Series. I did not inherit their appreciation of the game.  If there are televisions in Purgatory or in Heaven, I imagine they were among those cheering on the Cubs in the next world to victory.  God bless them, and God bless all those who can see the art and passion in a well played, and hard fought, athletic contest.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

4 Comments

  1. I didn’t “have a dog in that fight.”
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    Some thoughts: Joe Buck is one reason God created the mute button. I was happy when the Indians tied it late. Both managers over-managed, especially the pitching: both teams’ batters had seen enough (at bats and film) of Miller and Chapman to “touch them up” late in the seventh game.
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    Never been to Cleveland. I spent a long, hot summer in Chicago/Obamatown two weeks in August 2014, was on the job.
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    In conclusion, lock her up.

  2. As a die hard Cleveland fan, I’d love to have seen them pull it out, crippled as they were it was a valiant effort. Still, I’m happy for the cubs … despite Joe Buck’s love affair with Schwarber.

  3. I wanted Cleveland to win.

    In September 2015, a Cub slid into Pirate Jung Ho Kung, ostenibly to break up a double play. Kung was at least three feet away form second base, but got clobbered. His leg and ankle were broken unnecessarily and he was in a wheelchair for a while. Joe Maddon made a comment about “maybe he has plantar fasciites.”

    I hope they lose for the next 108 years.

  4. Oh, the pain.
    Some over here were saying that maybe the Cubs winning after 108 years is an omen for the Irish.
    As you may or may not know, the Irish Rugby Union team played the NZ All Blacks today on Soldiers Field in Chicago in a test match – the Irish have not beaten the All Blacks in a test match for 111 years.
    So those bloody Irish beat us (the unbeaten All Blacks by any team internationally for over three years) for the first time in 111 years. Had to be the Chicago advantage 😉
    Congratulations to the Irish – they found weaknesses in the All Black defence and took full advantage.
    Of course, they had a Kiwi coach – from my own home town – who was able to show the Irish how to expose the greatest rugby team in the world (out of 73 countries) and now the Irish can thank their Catholic heritage for beating the pagans from the outer fringes of civilisation deep in the South Pacific.
    God Bless the Irish. 🙂

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