Dear Chicago Cubs,
Congratulations on winning the World Series!
This Chicagoland native who now lives in Nashville
knows you did so much more than win 114 baseball games this season.
You did more than break the curse and bury the goat.
You made it fun to turn on the TV again.
You redeemed the sore that is social media.
You joined families and brought together generations
in the common bond of national pride and joy.
In the past weeks and months, you have united a divided and weary country.
You made America great!
Thank you for every pitch, catch, throw, swing, and slide.
Thank you for playing through your aches, pains, breaks, burns, and strains.
Thank you for honoring America’s military, your teammates, and your fans.
Thank you for the smiles, the tears, the laughs, and the cheers
and for never, ever giving up,
even when the pressure seemed greater than anything
we as spectators could ever imagine.
What fun it is to celebrate YOU,
the 2016 World Champions!
This once-little-girl-in-braids who remembers Wrigley before there were lights
will never forget the 2016 Cubs.
You are the heroes of generations and forever our champions.
Enjoy the ride, and thank you for not sucking!