Losing abides. Losing lingers, painfully, yes, but constantly. Winning might bathe you in glory, but it does not define you. Someone snatches it away too quickly for that. Losing, more than something you do, is something you are. The Cubs are losers. This isn't sad. It's noble. It's brave. It's timeless.
POSTSCRIPT: Josh Beckett just pitched a complete-game shutout and the Red Sox actually finished a postseason game in under three hours. Incredible.