By George Castle
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
If you’re a Cubs fan, you’ve got to love John Avello.
Since Avello likes Joe Maddon, the Cubs’ top management and the sparkling collection of talent already on the roster and still yet to arrive, he gives the star-crossed franchise as good of odds as anyone to win the World Series in 2016 or 2017.
The Cubs' surprising journey to the National League Championship Series generated many TV-news and on-line media inquiries about the team to the Chicago Baseball Museum.
Latest was an international stage. The Voice of America's TV operation taped CBM historian George Castle outside Wrigley Field. Castle put the Cubs' unprecedented championship drought in perspective. For some viewers overseas, Castle's thoughts were like Cubs 101. There is scarcely a sports or entertainment entity like the team in the world.
Also interviewed at Castle's request was Rich Buhrke, the most senior of the "ballhawks" who snag game and batting-practice homers on Waveland and Sheffield avenues. Buhrke has been at his craft since 1959.