Exactly how does baseball figure into farming, or crop science? I could go on about professional teams having farm clubs; cite all the statistics kept by baseball that rise to a level similar to crop science… but I leave to your imagination other connections. What baseball has to do with my living a measured life is simple enough. As a boy with several brothers most of what free time we could scrounge together was consumed with the iconic stick and ball. I grew up close enough to St Louis to be a Cardinals fan. The Cardinals have been an incredible organization for generations. Even though I no longer live within the shadow of the Gateway Arch, I still follow the baseball Cardinals. The 2015 edition has been particularly fun to follow – the only team to win 100 games in this year’s regular season. Last night, in Chicago, the Cardinal’s ’15 campaign came to an end.
The Chicago Cubs eliminated the Cards at home in Wrigley. Will this be the Cubs team to finally mend generations of Chicago hearts? Time will tell. But for the moment, this is one Cardinals fan who can honestly offer the Cubs and their fans the kudos they deserve. Here’s hoping they go all the way.