I had no clue back then that a man's name could be an indicator of his ethnicity. Hell, I didn't know what ethnicity was, or race either for that matter. I was just a child in mid-century America, an innocent in an era which many people — not just the current GOP nominee — likely use as a reference point for a time when America was Great, Good and Ruler of the Free World.
But I have observed a few lessons about professional sports over more than six decades. As in life, talent matters, but so do character and attitude, qualities this Cleveland squad has in abundance. And the best team does not always win, especially in a short series. So don’t be too surprised if this continues to be Cleveland’s year, and the Billy Goat bleats once more.