Cubs need a sweep at Wrigley to salvage a horrific season. Reminds me of all through the 60s when I delivered my extra Herald American afternoon paper to either Ernie, Billy, Ron or Fergie after getting a ticket stub from a business man leaving in disgust. Must have seen the Cubbies lose a thousand games that decade or so it seemed ’til ’69 when they fielded half the NL Allstars but quit winning in late August and all I saw were Blue L flags from the El coming north from my lifeguard job at North Ave. Beach. That broke the. North side’s collective heart. Then came ’84 when we killed the Friars in both games at Wrigley and lost the heartbreaking five hole Bull Durham and then the infamous Garvey homer game. Now they go 2-2-1 not 2-3 to preserve the home field advantage.
How about the latest heartache of the Bartman foul ball debacle in ’03? Well I know Moises catches that ball if Walkman Boy doesn’t flub it…at least catch the damn thing like Jeffrey Meyer did for the Yanks. Then there is less angst and negative karma swirling around and Gonzales actually turns that tailor made double play ball.
But the Billy Goat Curse of Sam Sianis runs strong and.that was that the Cubs would never again play in the WS.
No pennants since ’45, longer than most Cub fans have been alive! My Grandpa Tom Carey saw them win in ’08 with his Dad, my Great Grandpa, also Tom Carey who was born before the Civil War ended and had his 100th Birthday party at Wrigley in 1965… the Cubs actually beat the Bums that day with Holtzman besting Koufax.
The Boston Whiners have won a couple WS in the last decade, hell they beat us in ’18 with the Babe winning a couple games as a pitcher and they sell him to the Damn Yankees to set up their own Curse of the Bambino, truly a self inflicted wound unlike our curse it has been broken…so stop the whining already.
Maybe by sweeping the Boston Bambinoless Red Stonks whiners the former winning Orphans can finally cast off that curse by Billy Goat Tavern owner Sam Sianis and finally bring a winning WS team to Wrigley Field, the true Cathedral of Baseball, after 96 years of playing in the old Whales home! I pray it happens soon.