Thank You, Chicago Cubs!
While this St. Louis Cardinals’ fan freely admits that a Chicago Cubs World Series win would be great for baseball, I confess that my letter of appreciation to those Chicago Cubs is not without ulterior motive.
Thank You, Chicago Cubs
The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945 on Sunday night with a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. The scene afterward belied the fact that they still trail in the Series three games to two. As the white flag with the big blue W climbed the pole beyond the ivy-covered center field wall, tens of thousands singing “Go, Cubs, Go” resounded through the night.
The series now shifts back to Cleveland, where on Tuesday the Indians seek the city’s second major championship in less than a year after a prolonged drought covering all its major sports and the Cubs look to stay alive in their quest for their first World Series championship in well over a century.
On a personal level, I was grateful for the Cubs victory because it allows me one more read-through of Coach Dave Season Three: Middle School before I finalize it for publication while still meeting my goal of publishing during the 2016 World Series. I submitted my final draft last night and anticipate its final acceptance later today. I’ll let you know when Amazon says “Go, Coach, go!”
Updated 11/1, 7:55 a.m.–Kindle version now available!!!
About Al Ainsworth
Al Ainsworth is a values storyteller. He works with individuals, businesses, churches, and other organizations to pass along their values through the stories they tell…and re-tell. Al is the author of Lines in the Gravel (and 52 Other Re-Told Childhood Tales), Stories from the Roller Coaster (of a Faith Life), and Coach Dave: Season One. Subscribe to his email list for more values storying.