Making a Long Cubs’ Story Short

Pick your adjective: jarring, exciting, eye-opening. Dozens of others also apply when considering the Chicago Cubs are playing in the World Series.

Much has already been written about this phenomena, but three items truly stand out among the overload of World Series information, emphasizing how long it has been since the Cubs and the World Series were a pair in 1945:

1) Major League Baseball was still segregated.
2) The World Series had never been broadcast on television.
3)  Vin Scully had yet to call a Dodgers game in Brooklyn or Los Angeles.

And here’s a bonus item: Since the Cubs last won the World Series (in 1908), the New York Yankees have appeared in 40 World Series.