Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Could It Be?

Theodore Roosevelt was in the final year of his Presidency.
William Howard Taft would be become President-elect by defeating William Jennings Bryan.
For the first time a ball drops in Times Square in New York City to welcome the new year.
Mothers Day is observed for the first time.
The Office Of Chief Examiner is established by the US government. This would be later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The company that would become General Motors is founded.
Henry Ford makes his first Model T.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are allegedly killed in Bolivia.
And on October 14 Orval Overall pitches a 3 hit shut out as the Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers 2-0 to win the World Series for the second consecutive year. The Cubs won the series 4 games to 1. The Cubs would appear in the series 7 more times, but 1908 was the last victory. Their final appearance in the series was 1945. Now we look at 2008.
The Cubs have the best record in the National League and the second best in baseball. They have been extremely consistent, except for that losing streak at the start of this month. Is this their year? I am a die-hard fan and will tell you of course it is. They have great hitting and pitching. Their pitchers also are good hitters. I don't know if it is still true but the Cubs number 9 spot had produced better stats than 4 American League teams. No matter what happens, this will be fun.

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