The World Series celebration contrinues and the Cubs ending the drought figures to be the main topic of a lot of conversations as families gather for the holiday season. Long-time reader Joe N. sent a follow up now that the Cubs are World Series Champions.
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been trying to process what that means and more importantly how I should feel about it.
My wife has told me she was surprised neither I nor my Dad shed a tear during that playoff run. When the thought crossed my mind, I too was surprised.
As I truly reflected on it over the past two weeks, the answer was really quite simple. We’ve been ready for it. Every single person who either is or knows a Cubs fan has been ready for this.
This was a day we had dreamt about for years. I couldn’t be awoken from an anesthetic sleep two years ago because, as I stated, “I was dreaming about the Cubs World Series.” There have been several reports about postponing surgery until after the World Series or somebody passing away after their beloved Cubs won the World Series.
We’ve all be waiting for this. It’s more than a sports championship. It has changed the city of Chicago. It has changed the landscape of Major League Baseball. It has changed our lives.
We will never witness another end to a 108-year drought. No more goats or black cats. The Cubs will never be thought of in the same way. Yet, I can’t think of something so impactful that has brought us all closer together. It was everything we have all dreamed of and imagined no matter how similar or different that may be.
As we embark on Thanksgiving, I’d like to give thanks for the Cubs. The impact of their World Series win has only begun.