Cubs Close Season, Summer

“The Green Fields of the Mind “

A. Bartlett Giamatti

former president, Yale University, former commissioner, Major League Baseball, taken from Yale Alumni Magazine, November 1977.

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.

You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”

-Today, September 28, a Wednesday marking the Cubs’ final game of 2011, leaves us with autumn chills, a long winter awaiting, and suddenly…summer is gone.

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