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Hal Bush <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Nov 2016 16:01:53 -0500
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Not surprisingly: Cubs fans are beside themselves.  However:  just to
clarify: in the forthcoming letters between Twain & Twichell, there is
strong evidence that Twain was in fact a Cardinals fan.

You will have to wait for the publication of that volume for the full
story.  But it seems clear, at least to me.  Twain even wrote, in one
letter to Twichell, his "strong sense" that one day, the Cardinals would
win more World Series than any other National League team!  Quite a
prophecy -- and yet no substantive scholarship -- so far... --hb

On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 9:11 AM, L T Oggel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It was terrific!!  7th game. Extra innings, rain delay, everything.  Wow!
> Cubs Win    Cubs Win
> The Voice of the Cubs on radio and TV--Jack Brickhouse, Harry Carey and
> many others, going back, are rejoicing.  Ernie Banks is smiling.  At last!!
> Ended about 1am on the east coast.
> On Thu, Nov 3, 2016 at 6:20 AM, AB E <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > ... when the Cubs last won a World Series.
> >
> > To Larry Howe and all the other Twain people in greater Chicago, I hope
> you
> > survived last night, and that this isn't a sign of the end of days (or a
> > Trump presidency).
> >

Prof. Harold K. Bush
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