Chicago Cubs: Game of Thrones and the Cubs’ Long Winter (Part 1)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Kit Harington attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" season 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Actor Kit Harington attends the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" season 7 at Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
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Chicago Cubs: Every fantasy needs an author.  In Geor… err Theo We Trust!

For all intents and purposes, this rendition of our favorite show begins and ends with Theo Epstein as George R.R. Martin. Genius. Creator of dreams and worlds.  Sometimes reclusive and hidden in the shadows.  In Theo We Trust. In George We Trust.  That is, until after the fifth iteration of each man’s greatest work.  After Martin’s fifth book in the ASOIAF series, A Dance with Dragons in 2011, it’s been an angsty, slow, often mercurial process to keep things going. Sound familiar?

Taking over the Cubs in late 2011, the Cubs’ fifth season under Epstein resulted in the greatest of all storybook endings, a century-old curse broken, and a bunch of dudes raising metal into the sky in a fantastical display of pageantry.

Theo Epstein did the impossible, after doing the impossible in another curse-ridden town, Boston.  In ending two curses, and bringing happiness to millions, hasn’t Epstein earned his spot as the author of this great Cubs’ version of Martin’s epic series?

Let’s just hope the ending for both men includes some light at the end of the tunnel for our favorite heroes and heroines, as well as a happy ending for fans.

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