Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Look at the Taint on this Team 

The Chicago Cubs are the sort of team that makes a baseball lifer like Lou Pinella announce his retirement effective at the end of the season, and then he goes ahead and walks away with two months left to play — even those who love the game are driven away from it by the taint of the Cubs. Former St. Louis Cardinal (and Pittsburgh Pirate, but who cares about them?) Andy Van Slyke and baseball journalist Rob Rains recount the many and various ways the Cubs have bumbled, stumbled and fumbled their way to a legacy of futility in the new book, The Curse: Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Or Do They?, a fictional account of the Cubs making a successful run to the World Series -- that right there is your tip-off that this is a fantasy wrought from reality. Van Slyke and Rains discuss the book at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books' downtown location (321 North Tenth Street; 314-436-3049 or www.left-bank.com). Admission is free.
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation