Living: The Boys of Winter

Middle-aged Mittys take on the Chicago Cubs' 1969 team

"To play this game good, a lot of you's got to be a little boy."

—The Dodgers' Roy Campanella

The brochure was dynamite. "We won't just take you out to the ball game," it promised. "We'll put you in it—against the 1969 Chicago Cubs." To a man with enough boy in him to be a fan of the ever vincible Cubs, the offer was irresistible. While the team has not won a pennant since 1945 or a World Series since 1908, its performance in 1969 was...

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