Friday, November 4, 2016

From Loveable Losers To Hardball Basket Of Deplorables

They haven't even finished their victory parade, and lots of folks in the baseball world already hate the Cubs. Those of us in The Nation who lived through the same transition with the Red Sox can empathize with Cubbie fans today. They've gone from 'loveable losers' to being dumped into the baseball version of the 'basket of deplorables'—along with us, The Evil Ones, the Dodgers and maybe even the Cardinals. Forty million plus watched The Sons Of Theo Epstein break their 108-year curse on Wednesday night. They fell in and out out love in just a few hours. Welcome to the "basket", Cub fans—get used to it!