By George Castle
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
The eons have progressed since 1945, the last time the Cubs played in a World Series.
The Baby Boom had not officially started. Now many Baby Boomers are retired and are on Social Security and Medicare.
Branch Rickey was hatching his plot to integrate baseball with Jackie Robinson tendered a contract in Oct. 1945. Rickey was the first American in charge of an institution to really rise above himself to do the right thing since Abe Lincoln. As the Cubs prepare to play in the 2016 World Series, Barack Obama is finishing his second term as president, a status that can be traced back to Rickey and Robinson.
Women were encouraged to leave, if not outright get laid off, from their "Rosie the Riveter" war work in Oct. 1945. Now a woman stands a good chance to be elected president in two weeks.