100 Years of Crappitude

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

I’m listening to the Cubs’ second game on the radio right now. A balk was just called on Ted Lilly. I can’t see what happened, but the crowd is booing ferociously and in the background I hear someone yelling “Shennanigans! Shennanigans!”

So begins the Cubs’ 100th attempt at a world championship.

I mentioned before that my brothers, my dad, and I were all at the Bartman game — talk about shennanigans — but I haven’t mentioned that it inspired my dad to write a book.  Well, he did, and it’s coming out in a couple weeks.  Merkle’s Curse explains the real reason the Cubs haven’t won a championship in 100 years.  It has nothing to do with goats.  It does have something to do with Emperor Constantine, Dracula, Babe Ruth, and Simon Bar Kochba.  It’s a weird book.

More to come when the book is released.  In the meantime, Go Cubs!

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