Topic: Labor Day

August 31, 2012

Sports, particularly baseball, have helped to grease the wheels of the status quo through tales of triumphant underdogs to the point where a seventy-five-year old Cubs fan could believe from the stands at Wrigley that this, irrespective of the last hundred, was the year his Cubbies were finally going to put it all together. This mindset, “quasi-pathological” at a minimum, is quintessentially American.