Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Cubs Win!!!

Yesterday was Opening Day, and all is right with the world. (Well, sort of)

However, and you heard it here first - the Chicago Cubs will win the National League Pennant this year. Mark it down and break the pencil - I won't go so far as to say they'll win it all, but they'll get to the Big Dance. The real Dance, not the fake one they're having in New Orleans right now ;) The Fall Classic, the Big October...they're in.

"Ray, people will come, Ray. They'll come to Iowa for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $20 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it's money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered they're heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. And the memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come."

-- Terence Mann (James Earl Jones): Field of Dreams
People will come.