Ron Santo

Cubs give Chicago a victory it needed

Cubs give Chicago a victory it needed

Think of the six words that you've never spoken before, and how they form a thread, a royal blue thread, winding through Chicago and its suburbs and beyond:

The Cubs won the World Series.

The Cubs won the World Series.

You can see it, that thread of Cubbie blue, twisting through generations upon generations of hands, the hands of Cubs fans who died heartbroken over the century of futility, and Cubs fans smiling today, that blue thread binding all the differing, sometimes warring tribes, binding them across fields of time.

They lay their hands on it, and they pull that thread with common purpose, in one common direction:

Home.

Home to...

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