As we drove home from Milwaukee on Sunday night, my wife and I listened to the end of the Cubs-Cardinals game. Ron Santo wanted the Cubs to win so badly - a win he felt would have gotten them right back in the race - I actually felt sorry for him.
If only the Cubs cared as much as Santo does, maybe they wouldn't be hopeless.
Then again, the loss was good for Ronnie because it kept him from building false hope about the Cubs' chances this season. Or this century.