We were in line about 90 minutes Friday afternoon to stand next to the Chicago Cubs World Series Commissioner's Trophy. I wiped politics from my mind.
Baseball was in the 60 degree air in Omaha, Nebraska. Governor Pete Ricketts hosted the Trophy Tour stop at Westside High School, and politics were nowhere to be found.
No @realDonaldTrump tweets. No attacks on judges, the courts, journalists, news organizations, and the First Amendment.
Simply joy. For more than five decades, I have been patiently waiting for this moment and the chance to stand next to baseball history. Chicago Cubs history.
Cubs Manager Joe Maddon also made a stop here. He told local reporters that the RV is in Arizona, as players gather for the new season. It is a time of renewal and anticipation.
The trophy is a beacon of hope. We need that more than ever.