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Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Thursday, November 3, 2016

So Close, No Cigar. Next Year?

For baseball fans, it was a dramatic finish to a wonderful, historic, improbable season.  The Great Lakes World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs, the two longest-suffering franchises in history, waiting 68 years and 108 years respectively.  And it ended with an extra-inning, Game 7, one-run victory for the Cubs.

Good for them, and more frustration for Cleveland.

But I can't be too sad.  Back in April, who thought the Tribe was a championship caliber team?  Certainly not me.  So this whole season has been one long series of happy surprises, until the very last moment and The Familiar Disappointment.

We can take comfort in the Cavaliers.  They lost in the 2015 finals but got it done in 2016.  Maybe the Indians can get it done in 2017.  Go Tribe!

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