Any knowledgeable Chicago Cubs fan is aware of that the final time the workforce gained the World Series — Oct. 14, 1908 — the Ottoman Empire nonetheless existed. (The dissolution formally occurred in 1923.)
This factoid resurfaces every time the Cubs get remotely close to winning the baseball championship once more for the primary time in over 100 years. Because the workforce is at present enjoying within the World Collection, you’ve in all probability heard or learn numerous references to this historic anomaly time and again in current days.
Eager to do due diligence as an web content material creator (and lifelong Cubs fan), however failing to discover a rep listed for the Ottoman Empire, I reached out to a furnishings firm named “Ottoman Empire.” I don’t know why the Cubs aren’t profitable (at press time, the collection was at three–2), so I went looking for solutions any approach I might.
The shop has but to return my repeated makes an attempt to safe an unique dialog about what life was like within the time when world-winning Cubs and world-losing Ottomans wandered the earth on the similar time.
This story is ongoing and might be up to date if any new info arises. A separate investigation into whether or not a Chicago Cub has ever sat on an ottoman additionally stays open.
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