Baseball Is Good, But Are We?
We have just witnessed a World Series for the ages: The Cleveland Indians playing The Chicago Cubs. Two perennial losers going toe-to-toe for their long-suffering fans.
And both teams won.
Congratulations to The Cubs for earning the trophy and doing it in true underdog fashion, coming back from being down 3-1 games (just like the Cavs did earlier this year–– oh, irony, you’re something else!).
And Congratulations to The Indians for having an incredible post-season after being riddled with injuries.
Both teams played with heart, were scrappy, and exhibited true sportsmanship throughout. Both are managed by masterminds. And both epitomized the absolute best of America–– optimism, work ethic, determination, and willingness to succeed.
It’s sad that the purity of beautiful games had commercial breaks showing negative political ads foretelling doom and gloom and slinging mud. Since 9-11, we have become a fearful people.
I won’t get political, but I will say that we need to cheer up and celebrate what’s great about America: the character we saw exhibited on the field by two great baseball teams, and the purity and timelessness of our beautiful sport.
Thanks, Tribe and Cubbies, for restoring my faith in humanity. Now, can we get this damn election over with and get on with life?