Let this be another year I’ve bridged the gap to witness the Cubs winning a World Series title, which if I remember correctly hasn’t happened since the Jurassic Period.
At 31-years-old, however, I’d be on the downside of my playing career if I were a major leaguer. Not washed-up, but not in my prime, either. So there’s one benefit of not making a career in ‘The Show’–I’m fairly certain my best days are still ahead.
I have lived long enough to understand there are no guarantees in life, most things are not permanent, and at times the game seems quite unfair, as if CB Bucknor is my personal home plate umpire.
But I’m reminded of a line from one of my all-time favorite movies, The Shawshank Redemption, in which Andy Dufresne says to his prison buddy:
“The Cubs may never win a World Series again. So I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.”
Or something along those lines. But I still favor the get busy living part.
Now if only the Cubs would get busy winning…