Baseball season begins

I don’t actually follow baseball until the playoffs, so I’m not quite sure how we arrived at the surreal place where the Cubs win their division and the Red Sox win their’s — on the same night. However, such impossible possibilities as having a Cubs-Red Sox World Series are why I love sports. So, with apologies to fans of all other playoff teams — I completely understand your loyalties — forgive me, a baseball fan free-agent, for thinking it would be great if the Cubs win an extra-inning seventh game against the Red Sox.