I’m counting on sd’s Chicago roots and the Teeming Millions’ smarts to make up for the inadequacies of my own memory and research skills.
The Cubs’ most recent travails reminded me of what I’ve long “remembered” as one of my favorite lines. I believe I remember reading a Mike Royko column that said something like:
“Life, after all, is a losing proposition. That’s why we have cemeteries and Wrigley field.”
Did Royko actually write this? If so, when and where? I "remember " it as being toward the end of his career – probably in the '90s. I don’t think the entire colum was actually about the Cubs; it was just a passing, typically Royko, comment.
A week’s worth of library and Internet searching has yielded only frustration, so now I turn to you, sd and the Teeming Millions. Can you help?