The year is 2160. Interstellar flight is common, space stations are as busy as 21st-century airports, and extraterrestrials inhabit Earth. And the Chicago Cubs still haven't won the World Series since 1908. Fed up, two Cubs fans use a time machine to travel back to 1908, recruit (okay, kidnap) two players off the last championship Cubs team, and bring them to the future to help the Cubs finally win another World Series. The hilarious plot to get two ringers into a World Series game that's already been played, in hopes of reversing the outcome so that the Cubs win, involves two actual Cubs players from the 1908 team (Joe Tinker and Orval Overall), and two memorable characters from the future, whose witty banter and devotion to the Cubs will endear them to all baseball fans. The haplessness of the Cubs over the years has won them millions of sympathetic and loyal followers. They may well be the most beloved sports team in America. And whether you're a fan of the Cubs or simply of sports in general, this book may be your best and only chance of being there when the Cubs finally take the Series.
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Harper Scott was–or rather, will be-born in late 21st-century Chicago. In 2121, he transports to Vissulia aboard a corporate laser ship. Upon his return to this solar system, he joins Doctor Alexander Proo in experiencing the time travel adventure described in his memoir, How I Helped the Chicago Cubs (Finally!) Win the World Series. Today, Scott lives in Chicago with his Dalmatian, Orval, and his Beagle, Joe. He has never been asked to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" over the public address system at Wrigley Field during the seventh-inning stretch.Review:
"Harper Scott writes screwball, bantering dialogue as though channeling the best of the scriptwriters for movies like His Girl Friday." --Charles de Lint, author of Trader and Moonlight and Vines
"The fate of the Cubs determines the fate of the World." --Robert Reed, author of Marrow and The Well of Stars
``1908 meets the 22nd Century, Cubs style. Are you sure this is fiction?’’ --Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN, and author of Cubs Nation.
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Book Description Aardwolf Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110970622570