The Backstory

When my friend and lifelong Cubs fan Dan, who lives in Northern California,  called to surprise me with news he’d been in Chicago for Game 7, I was elated for him. “Get Friday’s Tribune for posterity as a souvenir and it will be a keepsake for your grandkids” (that are still  decades away, in his case!). “Great idea!” he said.  

An hour later he called, bummed: “Every newsstand has been picked clean. Nada”

“Give your hotel doorman $20 and you’ll be amazed how a couple
Tribunes will turn up”

An hour later,  Dan called back elated: ”How’d you know?”

And when he came back home, I saw that epic, timeless Tribune front page, that is and will be one for the ages: