It’s been a long time since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. On November 2nd of this year, during game 7 of the 2016 World Series, they finally have a chance. Since it has been so long, for episode 32 of Beer & Bros., Lyle and I decided to talk a little about how the world has changed since they last won the series, back in 1908. Have a listen and see.
Here are some of the highlights of the show:
- The United States had far fewer states in 1908. Since the Cubs last won the World Series, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and New Mexico were all added as states.
- The United States has fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Iraq War, and the Afghanistan War. That’s not all; let’s not forget the Cold War, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, and many more.
- Planning for a bright future, flagpoles were erected at Wrigley Field to hold all of the Cubs’ future World Series flags. Those poles have since rusted and been taken down.
- When the Cubs last won the World Series, there was no TV, no radio, and no internet.
- Sixteen U.S. presidents were elected and 11 amendments were added to the Constitution.
- The Titanic was designed, built, set sail, sank, had a blockbuster movie made about it, and was rediscovered.
- All baseball games were played during the day. The first night game wasn’t played until 1935.
- In 1908, the average life expectancy for a man was 49.5 years Today, it’s 76.6.
- Folks, the last time the Cubs won the World Series, there was no sliced bread. Sliced bread is the best thing since the Cubs won.
We discussed these and many more interesting tidbits in this episode of Beer & Bros. Listen to this episode. Click play. Let us know what you think, and thanks for tuning in.
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