Wait 'til This Year: An Ode to the 2016 Chicago Cubs)

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  • Wait til This Year:

    An Ode to the 2016 Chicago Cubs

  • Hope springs eternal, The baseball sage once wrote, But he knew not of curses, Of Bartmanblack catgoat.

  • Cub fans held to next year When the Cubbies would be great, But next year turned to next year Disappointment since 08.

  • Miracle Mets and Marlins Jumped ahead in them in line And became World Series champions Before their should-be time.

  • Chicago teams with talent Like Sandberg, Dawson, Grace; Prior, Wood, Zambrano Could not quite win the race.

  • So the Cubs built a tradition On Harry and WGN While the Lovable Losers continued On the outside looking in.

  • Then new owners came to fore With but one thing in mind To Fly the W beyond the wall All winter long this time.

  • The Curse of the Bambino Broken in 04 Make Cub Nation wonder If Theo could do more.

  • The woeful years that followed While talent stockpiles built This group would be a great one, Loaded to the hilt.

  • Just one piece was missing Before the story could be told That one piece was put in place When Maddon joined the fold.

  • They didnt fear the Cardinals In the playoffs in 15 They became the 16 favorites In the off-season in between.

  • Their greatest stress reliever Was playing fun and free They became division champions Their win count, one-oh-three.

  • The first two rounds of playoffs, Their difficulties faced, They could now prep Wrigley For the last leg of the race.

  • Cleveland brought the hottest team, Their pitching staff was stout; Up three to two they went back home Lacking twenty-seven outs.

  • But this Cub team was not finished; They would not go away. Russells slam caused them to live To play another day.

  • The Indians best pitchers For Game Seven held And Chapman used so early that More Cubs hopes were quelled.

  • If there is one thing that can be Said about this team, Its that they never feared the odds In chasing down a dream.

  • Then it looked all over A new next year set to start, Another waitll next year With goats and cats and Bart.

  • But somewhere in this fabled land Fans do sing and shout, There is joy on the North Side The Cubbies have won out.

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