Originally written on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 4/7/13
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 stuff like the telephone and the light bulb.” Son: “Did they have TV?” Me: “No, I don’t think they invented that yet.” Son: “That’s weird.” And that’s your moment of zen for the day.
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