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A Thought On The Cubs

The last time the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, everything in Chicago was covered in horse shit 18 inches thick and everyone had tuberculosis. Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle hadn’t come out in softcover yet, so cows were still slaughtered in the mayor’s office; in the Southside of the city, Polish men and sturdy women were hunted for sport by the Irish.

And women couldn’t vote, and King Leopold was still in charge of the Congo, and most folks still took shits in holes. Life expectancy was short: 47, and God help you if you got sick. Actually, He was the only one who could help you, as doctors were still grave-robbing quacks. People were short, too: there’d be four inches less of you in 1908, on average.

Congratulations to the Cubs, and congratulations to all of us; they won this World Series in a better world than the last time.

12 Comments

  1. The horrible nightmare that is 2016 continues…
    Only in a year where Donald Trump has a chance (albeit a small chance) to win the presidency, could the Cubs win the … I can’t say it…

  2. only fittin that cleveland gets fkd again. always a step behind chicago and will always be the lil’ brother of the windy city , except for em quarter peep shows and ol’ elliot ness.

  3. Municipal Stadium was a great stadium (better than Wrigley), they never should have torn that beauty down.

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    November 3, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats Cubs! The Hebrew Nats, Kielbasa (or Koo-Bassy) ‘n’ Kraut, Perogies, Bertman’s Mustard, and the tequila shots didn’t quite make the nut, but it was fun.

  5. Records are made to be broken. Will it be the Mariners some time after 2088, or the Pittsburgh Pirates just after 2087? Or the Mets after 2095? Or just Cleveland after 2057?

    It’s better for baseball if it’s the Mets, even if the ghost of friend-of-the-blog Jesse continues to haunt the Comments for decades.

  6. It will be the White Sox in 2114. And no one will notice.

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