The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. Two of the oldest franchises in professional sports. But between the two of them they have only won four World Series titles. The last one was in 1948.
Somewhere in the next two weeks one of those teams will end their losing streak and take a championship trophy back to their fans. The other team will break their fans’ hearts.
I don’t hate either team, but I will be rooting for the Indians for a couple of reasons. Cleveland has been my second-favorite team ever since the movie Major League came out. I used to work with a guy from Cleveland and we used to watch Browns and Indians games together. I haven’t seen Roger in over 25 years since he moved to Florida, but I know he’s getting drunk and watching the game tonight.
But the main reason I will be rooting for Cleveland is simple – baseball just wouldn’t be the same if the Cubs ever win the Series.
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