Review – The Comeback Season
Once again the Chicago Cubs have broken hearts and seemingly handed a winning season away to the wind. Oh, the disappointment; oh, the hurt; oh, the pain. For what all true fans know is more than just a game.
The story of Ryan and Nick as they struggle to learn about life and loss is forever aligned when they both skip school to catch the Cubbies game. Not just any game but the magical opening day in April at Wrigley Field. Their trials, much like those of the historical Cubs baseball story, hold tight to bargains, curses, and hope.
But what if the one you loved wasn’t around to disappoint you any more? What if Ryan didn’t have the bargains to blame? What if Nick didn’t believe in some curses? What if we, what if they, had no hope, no reason to remember, no way to hold on?
Ryan and Nick get my most valuable player award for knowing that there may not always be a “next year”. They would rather cherish the deja vu than to risk never loving the magic that comes from both baseball and life.
They hope; they learn; they love for their Cubs and themselves. For just a game. The game of life they play most beautifully.