Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2016 World Series
Journey to the Pennant

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It all started when the Chicago Cubs won the championship Saturday night. Sunday, the Cleveland Indians became the American League champs. What made all of this so special? Here's the back story ...

    The Cubs have not won the World Series in 108 years, and they had not won the National League pennant in 71 years until finally winning it in 2016, both of which are record "droughts" in Major League Baseball. Since the start of divisional play in 1969, the Cubs have appeared in the postseason eight times. This included five trips to the League Championship Series - in 1984, 1989, 2003, 2015, and 2016 which they won. The team's fans are eager to shed their 'lovable loser' moniker. Called the Curse of the Billy Goat - supposedly placed on the Cubs by a disgruntled fan - was finally lifted. The team's decades in the wilderness had become the stuff of legend. In the 1989 film Back to the Future II, a 2015 World Series win for the Chicago team was dubbed a "long shot".

    To win the pennant, the Cubs must defeat the Cleveland Indians, who last won the World Series in 1948. That year's squad was notable for its roster featuring the first black players to be part of a major league championship, Satchel Paige and Larry Doby for those who remember or know their have baseball history.

Game 1 begins at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Here's the schedule

Want to buy a ticket? Chicago Cubs Win Sets Stage For Most Expensive World Series Tickets In Baseball History. And I thought the Broadway show "Hamilton" was pricey.

Play ball ...

Decision 2016

Hillary turns 69 tomorrow (October 26, 2016) - I can hear the celebrations now. "Let them eat cake," she exclaimed. Hillary reminds me of how people feel about cats - you either love them, or you hate them. Interesting though - didn't Trump tell Billy Bush he likes pussy?

Trump will not go down without a fight and if he loses will continue on in media as he has a huge audience who believe in him. "Let there be revolution!" said the Don. It makes you wonder if there is a large part of the electorate who turn up on election day - and in this reality of unpredictability - Trump wins. His loose cannon behavior typifies reality. Huffington Post reported he is seeking investors for his media adventure. Rule #1 - never use your own money.

Two weeks to go ... November 8 ... Election Day.

By November 9, the votes will have been cast and counted, there will be a winner and a loser, and the country will begin a new chapter. Historians will have their say on the outcome, but all of us who have lived through this election will carry away indelible memories of a shocking year in American history: of a handful of ordinary people, swept up in the rush of history; of a series of moments on which the fate of the nation seemed, at least briefly, to turn; and of places on the map that became symbols of a divided nation.

Obamacare ... Makes me want to vote for Trump ...
  Obamacare enrollment: A sneak peak at 2017 plans and what they'll really cost you   CNBC - October 25, 2016
If you get a bad case of sticker shock when you check out the prices of Obamacare plans for next year, there's medicine available for a lot of you to ease the price pain. Window shopping for health plans sold on the federal Obamacare marketplace HealthCare.gov began Monday, with retail prices of those plans up significantly higher on average than in past years.

October 25, 2016

International Artists Day Home Page

International Artists Day

October 25, 1881 - April 9, 1973

Pablo Picasso

  Pablo Picasso Google Videos

Pablo Ruiz Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and
one of the most recognized figures in 20th century art.
He is best known as the of co-founder Cubism.

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso Quotes 1

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October 25, 2016

Pasta Day

World Pasta Day 2016   Google News

Pasta: History, Evolution, More   Wikipedia

For the pasta lovers of the world ... Mangia