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Game 66 // Seventh Inning, Milwaukee // Rizzo Clears the Bases

TOP OF THE SEVENTH: CUBS 6 (1) – 4 BREWERS

 

The mountains making up the seating decks at Miller Park huddle up with the deep blue of the Great Smokies at sunrise, a monochrome grouped in uniform for the away team—a militia of smiles, armed with beers, invading with cheers and the proud feat of a fanbase that travels better than any of the greats. Marco Polo. Ibn Battuta. Ferdinand Magellan. Cubs Nation, A.D. 2016.

They swarmed Anaheim and Phoenix, sieged St. Louis and stamped a bruise on the seats of Cincinnati. Whispers from city to city, This is the year, is it not?—on a mission from god, crusading ahead in big strides, careful not to wake up the jinx. Continue reading “Game 66 // Seventh Inning, Milwaukee // Rizzo Clears the Bases”