Posted by Pistol Pete
Yesterday the Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the opening of this woeful club’s one enduring attraction….Wrigley Field. I’ll never forget my first trip there with my granddad and his brother,my great-uncle Homer. I marveled at the enormity of it,the concrete,the steel girders,the crowds of people I wasn’t used to,and the playing field and scoreboard I had only seen on our black-and-white television. I’m 8 years old,sitting with Grampa,eating a hot dog from a vendor,trying to keep score with the program he bought and getting a Cubs pennant. Few things I have ever done in life have matched the wonderment of seeing my first game with Gramps.
He passed away in 1972,and if he were to return the first thing he’d ask is: ‘Have they won a World Series yet?’ Sadly,the cubs are in the 106th year of their 5 year rebuilding plan.In 1969,when they led the league until August before completely disintegrating I’ll never forget a heartbroken man coming home and saying: ‘They wouldn’t be the Cubs if they didn’t break your heart.’ I never forgot that.
Maybe that’s the way I feel when the political party I favor fails time and again to uphold the promises they made to get elected,preferring instead to consort with the same people they criticized while campaigning for their job. After years of disappointment I have determined the Cubs will never win another championship and the way it’s going the GOP will never again win the White House since they seem determined to grant amnesty to 30 million democrat voters.