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By JCB on Thursday, October 30, 2003
"To walk in to Wrigley is to walk in to a simpler way of life. It's beautiful, peaceful, and a perfect venue for miracles. That the miracle of a World Series hasnít happened in half a century is easily forgotten in that place where patience pervades oneís state of mind. Cubs baseball is just that: patient. We can trace ebbs and tides across decades as easily as seasons. There's a sense that it will be only that much sweeter when we finally win. Even more, there's a sense that all of that doesn't matter in those perfect Wrigley moments when baseball captures beauty, truth, and the meaning of life -- even if it can't be put into words. Understanding this is what it means to be a Cubs fan. This is what I learned this season: baseball allows us to understand what it means for a moment to be pure and good -- even if that moment is gone as soon as it comes. And it will be that much sweeter when we win next year."

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So this was the year: the one that you hear people talk about how they'll never forget. This was mine.

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Sincerely, JCB

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