Did Baseball Keep You Up Late Last Night ?
Between the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards, and Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, I'm sure last night you were up way past your normal bedtime.
If you did manage to stay up to watch the end of a classic World Series Game 7, you probably weren't disappointed.
You see Baseball makes you do things you wouldn't normally do. Baseball brings family's together. In my house my son and daughter joined me to watch the final few innings, and the first thing my wife said to me this morning was "who won" ?
No matter who won the series, a long standing drought would be broken. The Indians haven't won a World Series since 1948, and the Cubs and all their curses hadn't won a World Series since 1908. Heck they hadn't even been in the World Series since 1945.
Now I did a little figuring....being a Yankees fan, since I started to follow them in the late 60's, they have appeared in 11 World Series and have won 7 of them, so it's hard to imagine a team not winning anything in 108 years. Well last night it happened. It wasn't easy, but then did you expect anything less from the Cubbies.
Comedian and actor Bill Murray, a lifetime Cubs fan, got a chance to hang in the Cubs locker room to take part in the celebration.
So yeah your a little tired this morning, but you witnessed history. You saw something no one has seen happen in over a century. It's not that often you can say that, and you know what, it's all thanks to "Baseball".
"The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again." - James Earl Jones in Field of Dreams (1989)