Sport: Twilight's Last Gleaming

Is the prime time of the Cubs ahead or behind?

As the lights flicker out on another year of sweat, they are threatening to come up at Wrigley Field in Chicago, where the Cubs illuminated last summer with a natural glow. By winning the National League's East Division and taking two quick playoff games from the San Diego Padres, they did momentary damage to a 39-year tradition but promptly squared themselves by blowing three straight to the Padres. God is in heaven, the Cubs are on a losing streak, and all is right with the baseball world--for now.

It is a matter of public record that in this year of the...

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