Up to this point, Cubs' president Theo Epstein's plan has been nothing short of brilliant. Trade away anything of value at the Major League level for minor league prospects that harvest more hope than humiliation.
The 1983 Chicago mayoral election has one obvious similarity to this year's presidential race. With only a few weeks left, there is a real possibility that something which until recently seemed unthinkable will happen: An African-American could be elected president.
It got late early and the Cubs just gave us more of the same. In what was thought to be a change postseason for Major League Baseball, the North Side nihilists ended up giving hope the finger. The curse will not be reversed.