It has happened so many times in the past that it really could not have been too unexpected. The pain of yet another crushing playoff loss still lingers, however. Perhaps it was the symbolism and equanimity of 100 years or the thrilling way they played for much of the regular season. There truly seemed to be something different about this team. Unfortunately, they were not as different in the one category where it mattered–winning in the postseason.
Sure, the North Side is down about the latest Cubs collapse, but one of the great things about Wrigleyville is how resilient it is. You shove it down and it keeps getting back up. At least there’s no need to worry about that ban on alcohol sales after clinch games in and around Wrigleyville. It never got to the point of actually having to look at a map and figure out where the mayor decreed the confines of the neighborhood ended. It will be interesting to see if Hizzoner tries that one again should the team be fortunate enough to make it back to the postseason.
For now there are open houses on tap to check out this weekend. What better way to spend a beautiful early fall afternoon then touring some of these listings. At least parking won’t be much of a hassle and you don’t have to worry about drunken revelers hurling on your would-be doorstep.
821 W ROSCOE St #1
Open House: Sunday, October 12, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3133 N LAKEWOOD Ave #2C
Open House: Sunday, October 12, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
1750 W GRACE St
Open House: Saturday, October 11, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM