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Home Again in Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood

November 2, 2016

“Where had you gone, Mr. Robinson? A nation turned its lonely eyes to you! (Woo, woo, woo, who, who, woo)”

WOW! Eddie and Bette Robinson finally made it to the World Series last night as a result of the Cleveland Indians being big enough to recognize their earlier error of omission and inviting the last surviving member of their last previous World Series champions of 1948 to be a most deserved guest at this year’s opportunity to finally win again.

The Tribe is to be commended for their actions and, from the very little we could see via television, the Robinsons seemed to be having a kicked-back good time at Progressive Field last night during the early going of Game 6. That changed quickly, of course, as the Chicago Cubs went on a 9-3 final score hitting rampage early to defeat the Indians and force the dream/nightmare of a Game 7 in Cleveland tonight. That part of the evening is not what the Robinsons wanted to see, but they can still hope for a better game script tonight as the whole of our baseball culture waits for the final word on what just may be the most interesting Game 7 in history.

“God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)”

Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, of course, pits the oldest time-lapse previous winner since 1908, the Chicago Cubs, hoping to break a 108 year old absence skein from the winner’s circle against the 68 year old absentee foe, the Cleveland Indians, the club with the 2nd longest absentee streak from their prior winning year. The Indians haven’t won since 1948 – and star 1st Baseman Eddie Robinson is the last surviving member of that ancient championship team.

What a beautiful couple are the Robinsons! They are living, walking proof that some couples actually do make it to the land of “Happily Ever After!”

Have a great time tonight, Eddie and Bette!


 Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas