1935 Cubs

A Double-Dare to the Baseball Gods

It's official. I've double-dared (if I were Ryan Theriot, it would be a single dare) the Baseball Gods to invoke their wrath. All I can hope for is that they won't think about reversing reverse psychology.

My spouse loves to travel. I love baseball season. This has lead to 30 years of negotiating the avoidance of travel during just a few parts of the year. Early April and September-October.

I'm serious losing this battle. Last year we took a 3 week trip to China, breaking my string of being at Wrigley Field for opening day, a streak of over 30 years (I've been back in Chicago since college days).

The one absolute taboo was that we wouldn't take a major trip in September or October because that was the wrapup of the baseball season and playoffs. Her argument was September/October is the best weather for travel to many of her favorite places. For years, she checks in every so often asking that if the Cubs were out of contention, could we take a trip in September or October.

After taking this seasons beatings and holding out hope as long as I could, I've given in. The plane tickets are booked to southern France and I'm daring the Baseball Gods to beat me up, invoking the 1935 Cubs as my lesson on what I'm about to miss...

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  • ...too...much...drama...

    c'mon chapman.

    crunch 3 min 50 sec ago view
  • Down on the farm:

    "Dealin'" Cease with another good outing for Eugene. Last 4 outings: 16IP, 1ER 29K. But, 10BB. Throw strikes, kid.

    Candelario is killing it at Iowa after struggling at AA: .320/.406/.941 in 241AB. At age 22. Where the heck to put him next year?

    UPDATE: Candy goes 3-5 tonight. Now hitting .325. Also, Almora 4-5, which is nice to see.

    billybucks 42 min 23 sec ago view
  • jacos 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • Happ and Jiminez to play in the AFL. Baseball is the best.

    billybucks 1 hour 13 min ago view
  • You magnificent Bastardo!

    jacos 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • Difference is LaStella sucks, and Chapman doesn't

    /,I need

    jacos 2 hours 30 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 2 hours 36 min ago view
  • \m/

    jacos 2 hours 43 min ago view
  • he's attempting a comeback (or he's just very bored) and playing indie ball in the atlantic league...short-lived-cub brad snyder is also on his team.

    very boring numbers for a guy with his experience in indie ball, though not bad numbers...probably not enough to get him a minor league deal at his age (33)

    crunch 2 hours 44 min ago view
  • there goes heyward's gold glove win. bench him and bring up matt murton.

    crunch 2 hours 48 min ago view
  • felt like 36 for sure....

    Rob G. 2 hours 52 min ago view
  • Didn't LaHair hit 36 before the All Star Break? Then none after.

    John Beasley 2 hours 53 min ago view
  • @CarrieMuskat 41s41 seconds ago Bryant is 1st #Cubs player to top 35 HRs since Aramis Ramirez hit 38 in 2006

    surprised me, thought Soriano may have or Rizzo...maybe LaHair or Schierholtz too :)

    Rob G. 3 hours 1 min ago view
  • Twitter tells me more boo's than cheers for LaStella.

    Sigh.

    What was the reaction in Chapman's first game? I was there about a week later and it was all cheers.

    Not that the situations are a one-to-one, but...damn, priorities 'Murica.

    Rob G. 3 hours 5 min ago view
  • bryant is good at doing home rons.

    crunch 3 hours 34 min ago view
  • Word is Patton is refusing to report to Des Moines.

    Charlie 3 hours 40 min ago view