Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Why some people cannot have nice things

And by "people," we mean "the Chicago Cubs."

Who, yes, won the World Series for the first time in 108 summers last October. Which is probably as good an excuse as any for what happened the other night.

What happened was, the Cubs broke the World Series trophy.

OK, so not the Cubs, exactly. And not even Cubs president Theo Epstein, in whose custody the trophy was. And it wasn't actually broken broken.

A few of the flags on it got bent when fans were passing it around at a charity concert in Boston hosted by Epstein. It's fixable. And, yet.

And yet, the thing got damaged in the Cubs' possession. Which kind of figured, since, again, they hadn't had their hands on it since 1908, when it didn't even exist. And these are the Cubs, after all. Until last summer, they did have this reputation for dropping stuff.

Fly balls. All-but-sewed-up pennants. Huge leads in the standings in August (Hello, Amazin' Mets!).

So, yeah, maybe this was predictable. Although somewhere Steve Bartman no doubt heaved a sigh of relief.

This one they couldn't blame on him.

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