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101 years and counting …


While watching the Yankees celebrate their 27th World Championship Wednesday night we Cub fans recalled the warm, fuzzy feeling we got watching President Teddy Roosevelt congratulate Tinker, Evers and Chance on winning the 1908 gonfalon.

And how Mordecai "Three-Finger" Brown grabbed the public address megaphone and said he was going to California for the so-called "second gold rush" because Disneyland wouldn't be invented for another 47 years.


The only reason the Cubs got into the Series in 1908 was because of "Merkle's Boner," which, I suppose, seems only appropriate for whatever reason you may want to come up with.

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