Monday, October 20, 2008

Just a quick break from politics for a moment

Last night the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox in the 7th game of the American League Championship Series. In doing so, they make my long-standing Cub-fandom that much more pathetic. Now, each of the last four expansion teams into MLB will have appeared in the World Series AT LEAST ONCE - while in the words of the late-great Steve Goodman - "the last time the Cubs won a (National League) pennant was the year we dropped the bomb on Japan." Let's put that into perspective shall we? The four expansion teams [Colorado Rockies, Florida Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the aforementioned (Devil) Rays] have played a combined total of 54 MLB seasons, and have qualified for a combined FIVE WORLD SERIES. They have won THREE, and have an outstanding chance of adding a FOURTH. 1945 is 63 years ago.... sigh

Do they still play the blues in Chicago when baseball season rolls around?

You betcha.

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