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World Series Dreaming:
Today, while the Cubs were about to lose their final game in Atlanta and get swept before their home opener, I was driving the family over to my son’s friend’s birthday party and listening to the last of the Cubs’ ninth on the radio.
The Cubs recorded the final out and I switched off the radio. I told my son that the game was over. Let’s check in on the conversation that ensued…
Wife: “Who won?”
Me: “Not the Cubs.”
Son: “I wish the Cubs won all the time.”
Me: “Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.”
Son: “I wish it did. I liked it when they were good.”
Me: “Well, they haven’t been good for a while.”
Son: “I want them to win it all.”
Me: “Yeah, that hasn’t happened for a very long time I’m afraid.”
Son: “How long?”
Me: “Like, the turn of the 20th Century.”
Son: “Wow, that’s a long time. Were you there?”
Me: “Um, no…”
Son: “Did they have fun back then?”
Me: “Yeah, I mean, they just invented the car and they had really cool st
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