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Moral Quandry from Someone Purchasing a Game 6 Ticket in Cleveland

Posted by Mike G on October 23, 2016

It was a few days ago, before the Cubs clinched the NL Championship Series when I started thinking that it might make sense to purchase Game 6 tickets in Cleveland - provided the Cubs made it.

So,during the bottom of the 5th inning of last night’s game, just after the Anthony Rizzo shot that brought the Cubs a 5-0 lead, I went on Stub Hub, and devoted an inning and a half mulling over the possibilities.

By the beginning of the 7th, with assurances from a Cub fan friend that he was “in” (it took only a half inning for his ultra cool wife to offer her blessing), I identified “affordable enough” seats,” overcame my Bartman anxieties that the Cubs could blow this lead, and realized it was time to beat the throngs of people who would arise post game to buy Game 6 tickets in Cleveland, in hope of witnessing the Cubs win the World Series.

I pressed “Buy Tickets” and I was immediately rewarded with a confirmation of purchase…

This morning, I considered a moral dilemma - one befitting a life long Cubs fan now blessed with the possibilities of seeing the Cubs win the World Series, live.

What if it were the bottom of the 9th of Game 5 at Wrigley Field, Cubs leading the Series 3-1, and the Cubs one swing away from winning the entire thing.

Imagine: with a 3-2 count on him, with Fowler on 2nd, Kyle Schwarber on third, Kris Bryant at the plate. Cubs are down a run, and a single will win it.

The Cleveland pitcher, Andrew Miller, on the mound, reaches back and pitches.

Kris Bryant swings and connects - sharply!

Fair ball!

My question: If an Indian catches that ball to win the game, am I secretly hugely relieved and quietly celebrating the fact that I have a road trip in store, and the chance to see the Cubs win the World Series!!!!!!????




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Mike has a long term relationship with Rogers Park, having lived here at various times in his life, most recently returning to the neighborhood in August, 2009. While living here as a third year law student, he remembers drunken nights at Biddy Mulligan’s and hosting a couple of memorable parties that he, hypocritically, now forbids his own tenants from having. Years later, after completing his stint as a lawyer, Mike started investing in apartment buildings in Rogers Park (and elsewhere), and soon after, did what many newly divorced real estate investors do: he moved into one of his buildings. In 1992 Mike was one of the founding members of the Rogers Park Builders Group, an organization that he eventually headed for six years, until yielding those reigns three years ago. Around a decade ago, on a whim, he reserved the web site “,” which he has been developing ever since, and which co-hosts RP BizArts networking events. Mike is the proud father of three wonderful children, Amy, Mitch and Ella.

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