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(News-Gazette)   100-year-old man to throw out the first pitch of the first game of Wrigley Field's 100th season. If he throws a strike, he'll be immediately signed to the 5th spot in the Cubs' rotation   (news-gazette.com) divider line 9
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2014-03-30 03:59:46 PM  
Most people would hear of someone dying at age 80 and think, "Yeah, that's a good enough run." This man has lived 20 years beyond that.

He has lived through both World Wars. He was a teenager when the Great Depression started. He is older than sliced bread and, television. When he was born, there was no country called "Turkey" as the Ottoman Empire still existed.

Yet, he has never seen the Cubs win the World Series.

Just chew on that for a while....
 
2014-03-30 04:13:02 PM  
The best part is that in his 100 years, he has seen the Cubs win the World Series as often as the rest of us have, which is never.
 
2014-03-30 05:08:03 PM  
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2014-03-30 06:21:18 PM  

mikemoto: The best part is that in his 100 years, he has seen the Cubs win the World Series as often as the rest of us have, which is never.


He's probably one of the few living people whose parents (almost certainly born in the 19th century) remembered the Cubs winning a WS.

/ok maybe one of those 110-year-olds still around remember - I remember a few things from when I was 4
 
2014-03-30 06:39:49 PM  
He'll, the Diamondbacks won a championship. The last time the Cubs won one? Arizona still had yet to achieve statehood.
 
2014-03-30 06:41:33 PM  
*Hell, not he'll.

Stupid polite autocorrecting iPhone.
 
2014-03-30 07:06:20 PM  
Subby doesn't lie.

/though if somehow Travis Wood is still available in your fantasy league, pick him up
 
2014-03-30 09:08:27 PM  

BKITU: Most people would hear of someone dying at age 80 and think, "Yeah, that's a good enough run." This man has lived 20 years beyond that.

He has lived through both World Wars. He was a teenager when the Great Depression started. He is older than sliced bread and, television. When he was born, there was no country called "Turkey" as the Ottoman Empire still existed.

Yet, he has never seen the Cubs win the World Series.

Just chew on that for a while....


He's also older than the first commercial radio stations, as well as consumer radios.
 
2014-03-31 12:49:27 AM  
So if he drops dead on his way to the mound, and the Cubs win the World Series™, it was his fault all this time?
 
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