Here I am at some ungodly hour up in the night waiting for a sporting event to just get started already.
And I’m trying to imagine a thing I’d be more excited about…just can’t do it.
What about a World Cup Final? If Germany made it all the way to the title game? Been there, done that. When I was new here, we lost to Brazil in the 2002 final. Then a couple of years ago we eeked out a World Cup Final victory against a uncommonly flat Argentina, and…
…Wir sind immer noch Weltmeistah!
What about the Rockets in the NBA Finals? Yep, I was there. Good for them. Both of Akeem ‘The Dream’ Olajuwon’s titles were a joy to behold. Still not the same as right now.
The Chicago Cubs have won the National League Pennant for the first time since 1945. This is big. Really big.
My heart’s been racing since we beat the Dodgers in Game 6, and I cannot stop smiling. In more than one instance the next day I was asked, ‘You’re not going to cry, are you?‘
I just might. Before this is all over, I just might.
See, my Nana is most definitely looking down on us, sitting in the bleachers with the baseball gods.
She’s been cursing the Dodgers since they left Brooklyn, she never accepted the designated hitter nonsense over in the American League and most importantly…
…every year she’s been saying, ‘This is going to be the Cubs’ year. I can feel it. They could really go all the way this year.‘
My Nana was right about so many things, but never as right as right now.