Re: Cubs eliminated again
Always a good thread, Chip.
A few of my own observations:
The Ottoman Empire (est. 1299) existed for another 14 years after the Cubs last won the World Series.
Butch Cassidy had weeks left to live after the Cubs last won the World Series.
US troops were still in Cuba as fallout of the Spanish-American War when the Cubs last won the World Series.
Mark Twain died less than two years after the Cubs last won World Series.
Not only were Pulitzer Prizes not yet established when the Cubs last won the World Series, Joseph Pulitzer was still alive.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."