Those who know me well know I am a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.
Outside of my family, there are few things that mean more to me than the Cubs. I realize that’s irrational and weird, but in many ways, my relationship with the Cubs is how I mark the time.
Most of all, I remember Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS against the Florida Marlins. Leading 3-0 in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field, Mark Prior got Mike Mordecai to line out to Moises Alou to put the Cubs within five outs of a pennant. Then all hell broke loose. Juan Pierre doubled, Steve Bartman happened, Luis Castillo walked, Alex Gonzalez booted a double-play ground ball and the Marlins scored eight times.
The Cubs never recovered. To some extent, I still haven’t.
I say all of that to say this: Ole Miss fans aren’t going to have a tough time getting over Saturday’s loss to Virginia, one that took its full effect late Sunday when the Cavaliers beat the Rebels, 5-1, to advance to the College World Series. They’re simply not going to get over it.