Let's all spare a few seconds to mourn for the poor people who root for the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs were eliminated from the play-offs last night meaning their World Series drought has now reached 100 years.
You would think that just by the law of averages they would win at least one championship over that period of time.
I mean for the hapless Toronto Maple Leafs to match that record of futility would mean not winning the Stanley Cup for another 59 years.
Maybe the baseball gods meant it to be this way. Maybe the world needs lovable losers to root for.
In politics the Alberta Liberals serve the same function.