The 6-4 win of the Cubbies was an incredible moment for those of us raised in Cubbie blue. We moved closer to making this scene in Back to the Future II a reality. You may recall Marty McFly standing within sight of Hill Valley’s famous clock tower when there’s a sports flash in the sky declaring that the Cubs have swept Miami to win the World Series. 2015 as foretold by the prophesy.
I am still in Utah as part of the Utah Valley University conference on federalism. My first panel created a terrible conflict in running into the start of the game. I ended the panel at 3 pm on the dot and ran from the room to find a television. I found a wonderful UVU student named Sterling wearing a Cubs hat. He is a computer wiz and rigged up a television in a study room to show the game. He was gracious enough to let me join him and UVU was wonderful in delaying a television interview to allow me to watch the game. Thank you Sterling. I am afraid our yelling at homers may have been a bit loud for the library. I have enjoyed speaking with Jack Rakove from Stanford University, a friend and fellow Cubbie.
I am going to speak this morning again before going to Oklahoma City to speak at the Oklahoma City Town Hall on Thursday on the Supreme Court at St. Luke’s in the afternoon.