By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude)
Like the four tomato plants still yielding fruit on this last day of October 2016, my beloved Chicago Cubs are still in the chase to win the World Series of baseball.
Okay, I admit that’s a goofy, wacky, somewhat nonsensical mixed metaphor. But it’s the best I can do after a wild, emotionally-charged weekend following the Cubs versus Indians via television, radio and handheld device.
Yes, the Cubs played their last home games of 2016 and head east and — hopefully — will return as World Series champions.
While I didn’t get to attend a playoff game at Wrigley Field, I of course watched, listened and read all things Cubs.
However, now that the action has shifted to Progressive Field in Cleveland, there are a few things about following the Cubs World Series quest I will not miss:
- Flashes of John Cusack, Eddie Vedder, Bill Murray and other celebrity Cub fans on the TV screen during games. Heck, I just read that Lady Gaga was at the game last night! Who cares? Not me.
- Seeing images of that frumpy — unquestionably rich — guy in the pink cap and green shirt with the awesome first row seats right behind home plate. Who is this guy and why doesn’t he stand up and root for the Cubs once in a while?
- Reading reports about bars in “Wrigleyville” (silly name, if you ask me) charging $250 or so to watch a game. Oh yes, you get beer and hot dogs. Can you say, “take advantage of the situation.”
So, why draft this post? Well, we’ve failed to attract any more trick or treaters this Halloween night, and I need something Cubs related to do.
But on second thought, my analogy between tomatoes in November and the Cubs in the World Series does have merit. I don’t recall ever having a tomato yield in the 11th month of the year. And, to my knowledge, the Cubs have never won a game in November.
So there: As long as there are tomatoes still struggling to grow and ripen, the Cubs have a chance to win two more games in 2016.