I checked the box scores almost daily, went to one game when the Cubs came to LA, and watched maybe two more on TV during the season. But halfway into the first playoff game, I turned off the set and went back to reading about the economy. With a war, a recession, a bailout, and a close Presidential campaign, baseball has lost its savor. I hope the Cubs will finally have their day, but I don't think I would have enjoyed it much if it had come this year. Maybe next.