Bryan Shaw

108 is enough: Cubs beat Indians to end baseball’s longest World Series drought

108 is enough: Cubs beat Indians to end baseball’s longest World Series drought

Life cannot give you everything. It is too fleeting, too cruel, too rooted in reality to allow the fulfillment of fantasy. But baseball, in doses both large and small, can serve as a salve, as a distraction, as a reason to believe in infinite possibility. Baseball can give you everything. 

On Wednesday evening in Game 7 of the World Series, inside a ballpark packed to its capacity with fans of the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, baseball displayed the wealth of its gifts. The sport elicits exhilaration and provokes despair. It shocks and it torments. It leaves 29 teams despondent and one team euphoric. 

For the first time since 1908, a 108-year stretch that...

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