2008 will be the Year of the Cub.
This is the year that will end the century-long misery affair that Cubs fans have had with the North Siders.
Many, many times over the past forty years, I've been joined by millions of Cub rooters in having our hearts broken.
My wife, having sat through the Cubs? meltdown in the 2003 NLCS (some call it the Bartman series, though he only merits scant blame), remarked, "I don't see how you can stand it. It gives me agita."
Naturally, fans that have endured such disappointments tend to grasp at straws.