The Cubs lost to the Dodgers 3-1 last night, dropping their National League Division Series in three straight games, crushing the hopes of the longest suffering fans in sports for yet another year. Sure, the White Sox are still in it over in the American League, but their fans on the South Side have been relatively spoiled, seeing their team win one World Series in the last one hundred years instead of none.
Plus, Barack Obama is a well known White Sox fan. If Obama wins the presidential election next month — and he will, see — then the White Sox can't win the Series this month. It's excessive good fortune. The universe doesn't work that way. What have White Sox fans done to deserve not only their second World Championship in three years, but the Presidency of the United States? Not much, if you ask me.
The poor Cubs fans, though . . . it's a wonder they don't drown themselves.
One of my English professors has a brother who knows one of the owners of the Cubs, and he was offered tickets to the first game of the ALDS at Wrigley earlier this week. He couldn't make it because of a class, but was hoping the Cubs would make it into the NLCS and the Series, so he could blow off his job and attend then. Too bad for Dr. Tinkler. He should've cancelled that honors class. He could've seen the Cubs lose in person.