One-hundred-plus years of World Series title drought is over for the Chicago Cubs, who capped their run to the 2016 championship with a thrilling win in Wednesday’s Game 7 in Cleveland. But did the franchise lose something as well? Are the Cubs now like every other team, and the faithful like every other fan base, in sports as the specialness of being America’s lovable losers fades?
One-hundred-plus years of World Series title drought is over for the Chicago Cubs, who capped their run to the 2016 championship with a thrilling win in Wednesday’s Game 7 in Cleveland. But did the franchise lose something as well? Are the Cubs now like every other team, and the faithful like every other fan base, in sports as the specialness of being America’s lovable losers fades? JOHN J. KIM CHICAGO TRIBUNE
One-hundred-plus years of World Series title drought is over for the Chicago Cubs, who capped their run to the 2016 championship with a thrilling win in Wednesday’s Game 7 in Cleveland. But did the franchise lose something as well? Are the Cubs now like every other team, and the faithful like every other fan base, in sports as the specialness of being America’s lovable losers fades? JOHN J. KIM CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Cubs are world champs, and the fabric of sports has a giant tear

November 03, 2016 04:33 PM