A theatrical riff on the Cubs and their curse

From Bleacher Bums to Rookie of the Year, and from “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request” to “Go All the Way,” the Chicago Cubs inspire art like no other team in baseball, and perhaps all of professional sports. Tonight I got still another example of this, in the form of an unexpected but completely funnyContinue reading “A theatrical riff on the Cubs and their curse”

Forget about the goat

Before reading any further, I want you to think of an unlucky number. I’m willing to say that the default answer is the number 13. Absent some searing personal tragedy–like someone who lost their job on January 6 and now considers 16 to be unlucky–most people just accept that there’s something unfortunate attached to theContinue reading “Forget about the goat”

The real Cubs curse

One of the things I like best about writing a blog is the stats that you get from it. For some reason, day in and day out, the term “13” has been the most popular term that results in a match to this blog. One of the very first pieces I wrote was about theContinue reading “The real Cubs curse”