For my entire life Chicago baseball pundits and fans have always longed for a year when both Chicago teams would make the playoffs.
In 2008 after 102 years both teams made the playoffs. Excitement was high on both ends of town.
The Cubs looked as though they were a team that couldn't be stopped after amassing the best record in the National League with 97 wins.
The Sox had a season which they exceeded expectations and made the playoffs in exciting fashion having to win a playoff game 1-0 to even make the playoffs.
As we all have learned in Disney movies,,, be careful what you wish for.
The Cubs and Sox both sucked.
If I can thank my team for anything is that the way they lost at least was quick as possible.
Instead of a pain like 2003 was where the Cubs were 5 outs away from the World Series. A Series which still gives me nightmares this loss was different.
This loss was like ripping off a band-aid. It hurts at the time, but is better in the long run.
If nothing else, it gives me more time to focus on politics!