I don’t think Gary “Indiana” Cannalte has truly enjoyed the outstanding play of this year’s Chicago Cubs. He’s seen it before, a strong regular season followed by playoff failure. Gary has an encyclopedic knowledge of the sport and some charming rituals when he travels to Wrigley Field. Always an Italian beef sandwich before the game, always a photo of the scoreboard afterward, always equipped with his mitt in case the ball comes his way (which it has at least once).
I hope the Cubs win it all this year and that I can watch the final out with Gary.