What to do? What to do? After all, the Cubbies haven’t sniffed the postseason since 2008.
He worked the numbers and did the only logical thing: he begged for mercy.
And got it. (The gods should be so kind to the Cubs.)
“I thought about [lying], I did,” Larson told the New York Daily News, “but then I was like, if I lie and go to this game that’s bad karma and the Cubs don’t need any of that.”
(Boy, is he a Cubs fan or what?)
He tweeted the exchange with a professor wise beyond his years.
“If it were any other team, I would hesitate, but, the universe gives Cubs fans only so many post-season games,” the prof responded. “They must be savored.”
And if he hadn’t gotten permission?
“I probably would have had to stay. Missing that test would have screwed me up.”