Daily Archives: November 5, 2016
Presumptuous of me, isn’t it?
Often in life we’re asked to do things we really don’t want any part of. “Honey, can you take the garbage out and while you’re at it, fix the garage door, mow the lawn, and wash our cars by hand?”
Life’s good when we’re asked to do something we really want to do. “Hey bud, I just scored free tickets for Sunday’s game. Wanna go?”
Recently I was asked to do something fun – play the “what would you do this offseason if you were GM of the Brewers” game.
By: Daniel Foote
On October 14, 1908, the Chicago Cubs clinched their second consecutive World Series title. A mere 229 days later, George William Penley was born and so was a love affair with the Chicago Cubs. You see, Mr. Penley was my grandfather (we called him “Poppa”, so you’ll forgive me for referring to him as such), and he loved the Cubs. In Poppa’s lifetime, the Cubs went to the World Series seven times (1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938 and 1945). All of them by the time he was 36 ½ years old. From 1945 to 1984, when he passed away, Poppa continued to love his Cubs. He loved them so much, that he passed that love affair to me.
Read the rest of “It Took a Lifetime’ via 9 Inning Know It All.