Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Review of "How Many Next Years Do You Get In Baseball?," by Jeff MacNelly

 Review of

How Many Next Years Do You Get In Baseball?, by Jeff MacNelly, ISBN 0933893515

Five out of five stars

Great expressions of Cub fans frustration

 Published in 1988, this book predates by a great deal the Cubs triumph in the World Series of 2016, their first since 1908. Over the years, there have been a few good teams,  but for the most part, it has been a history of mediocrity. This book is a collection of cartoons by MacNelly that feature the Shoe character and the Chicago Cubs.

 The cartoons are about baseball, how some people love it, and others find it boring, and what it is like to root for a team that seems incapable of winning it all. They poke fun at many aspects of baseball fandom along with other aspects of life. Even if you are not a diehard Cubs fan, you will be amused by the situations depicted in these well-drawn and texted cartoons.

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