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The Chicago Cubs are going to win The World Series

I used to go to a lot of Cubs games when I was living in Chicago, but not because I was a huge baseball fan.   They play their games at Wrigley Field, which any local can tell you is the biggest bar in the city – enough space for 41,000 drunks fans.   We’d just cut out of work early and walk over to the park, drink a few dozen beers, and stumble home.   And then we may or may not have repeated the next day.

I firmly believe they are going to win the championship this year.  That’s usually a bold statement in any sport, but is even more so with the Cubs.   For those of you unfamiliar with their history, they haven’t been to the World Series since 1945.   That’s older than many professional sport teams.   And they haven’t won a World Series since 1908.   THAT’S older than Betty White.   Since 1945, they’ve only made the playoffs five times.   They truly are the definition of a losing franchise.

So why am I so sure they’re going to win?

Last year, we had to say goodbye to our loyal, lovable Gumbo.

Gumbo - Completely deaf, with cataracts, and (I think) diabetes.  After 13 years, we still have no idea what kind of dog he is.


We mourned him for a while, but also enjoyed our new-found freedom.

Let’s face it, when compared to cats – dogs are pretty high-maintenance.   If you put a bowl of food in front of them, they’ll eat the whole thing. And once that food is processed, you have to take them outside since they won’t go in a convenient little box.   Heck, cats even bathe themselves.

All of those reasons are why, when asked a couple months ago whether we’d get another dog, I said that it would be when the Cubs win the World Series.

Then this happened…

Lulu 1


That’s Lulu and she’s a French Bulldog puppy.

Not only did we break our own rule of never getting another dog, we broke all the general rules of getting a puppy:

– We got her on a whim while on vacation in New york

– We bought her at a puppy store, not a reputable breeder

– We did do the right thing and had a “cooling-off” period where we talked it over.   Of course, that all went to hell because we named her in that time.

We’ve had her a little over a week and are completely in love with her.

Lulu 2


She’s such a sweet girl, is very mellow, and is completely lazy.   Just like me.   She also snores like a gorilla and has nasty farts.  Also just like me my wife.

So get over to Vegas and lay down some money on the Cubs.  Just be careful of Satan slinging snowballs at you on the way.




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5 comments on “The Chicago Cubs are going to win The World Series

  1. dwdirwin
    April 23, 2015

    Haha- congratulations on the new family member! The Cubs might have a chance since it’s an odd year and the Giants only win in even years 😉

  2. elizabeth
    April 23, 2015

    Yes, the Chicago Cubs are pathetic, but they aren’t quite as bad as the Phillies who were the first North American team to log 10,000 losses and had this book written about them:

    (Yes, they won again, after that, but STILL.) I can make fun of them because I am from the Philadelphia area and we need to laugh at the poor performance of our sports teams.

    Anyway, congrats on your new addition!

  3. wineandhistory
    April 28, 2015

    She’s adorable! Congrats! With our love of travel, we are sticking with self-bathing cats, but I have always wanted a dog.

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