Monday, October 12, 2015

A 2015 Post-season Prayer for the Chicago Cubs

In which we ask the Lord Paramount of Baseball Diamonds to intercede on behalf of the humble and punish the haughty.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Who will survive the Cubs/Cardinals series? Me, I hope.

My wife is a lifelong fan of the Cardinals. I root for the cubs. The situation has always been tolerable, given that the Cards generally rule and the Cubs generally suck. But it's all different this year. The Cards have ruled, but the Cubs have been chasing them. Tonight, they face each other in the post-season playoffs for the first time in forever.

The next few days are likely to be tense at Busch Stadium, Wrigley Field and the blue house on Second Avenue in Aledo, Ill.
 My wife listens to games on the main floor, I in
the basement. When the Cardinals score, her floor
stomping sounds like aerial bombardment.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Quick, into a nearby phone booth.

"Two payphones is not a lot of coverage
for a state the size of Illinois."