I was watching some of the Cubs game last night in the final game of the World Series and noticed the expressions and actions of the fans in the stands when they would swipe the TV view close up. You could see anticipation, excitement, nail biting, and tears among other things. A thought came to mind that it was somewhat amazing all the emotions fans were feeling on something that really had no direct impact on their lives. It would be a short-term feeling for which none of them played any direct role. I had to wonder how come it is so easy for large numbers of people to bond over something so simple as a sporting event or outcome. That’s all they have, a commonality for the love of a sports team. I’ve been there too – every time the Blackhawks have gone for the Stanley Cup. I have felt some connection with the team, happiness for the players achieving a lifetime dream, but I’m not sure why. Does anyone know? There are so many more important things in life such as family, health, jobs, worldly issues, safety, and yet America is at such odds, but something as simple as a baseball game brings everyone together. Have you ever stopped to think about this? I think it has something to do with hope and dreams, two things that are so vital to our existence. Without it I’m not sure where we all would really be in life!

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