So the Cubs are in the World Series.
The last time the Cubs won the World Series was 1908. To put that in perspective, the last time the Cubs won the World Series women did not have the right to vote, Jim Crow laws were in full force, New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona and Hawaii were not states yet… the FBI was literally created in 1908. Now, they are just games away from winning for the first time in 108 years.
There are two conclusions you should draw from this. One, 1908 was a really, really long time ago and two, we are on the cusp of an incredibly historic moment. I don’t care if you don’t like baseball or you don’t like the Cubs (but also no one dislikes the Cubs). I don’t care if you’re not from America or if you’ve never been to Chicago in your life—you have to appreciate this. We are on the precipice of the end of the longest losing streak in the history of American sports.
We are also just two weeks away from a historic election. But the election is a moment framed for its negative historic impact. The narrative that surrounds it, on both sides, is essentially a referendum on the American Democratic system, and it has an undeniably doomsday–esque slant. What happens on November 8 could turn this country upside down—which would be historic, but not in a good way.
But then you have the Cubs. The Cubs, who have sucked for so long but are still one of the most loved teams in baseball. The Cubs, who have already broken down a barrier simply by getting to the World Series. The Cubs who, if they win, will bring a wave of positivity across this country at a time when we are drowning in negativity.
The Cubs are a moment in history that deserves nothing but celebration, and we should all revel in the positivity and hope that they have already brought back into our lives. So just let that sink in for a moment, alright?