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National League Championship Series

Baseball, politics and rooting (or not) for the underdog

Baseball, politics and rooting (or not) for the underdog

Nobody asked me, but ... I sense that all Americans, except those in Cleveland, feel a sense of obligation to root for the Chicago Cubs to win the National League pennant and, assuming that happens, the World Series. (By the time you read this, the Cubs will have either clinched the pennant or be preparing for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.) Personally, I like Cleveland. But you know the story: The Cubs have not won a pennant since the year before Donald Trump was born (1945). They have not won a World Series since J. Barry Mahool was mayor of Baltimore. (That's kind of a historical non-sequitur, but I never miss an opportunity to say or...

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