The Chicago Cubs won the baseball World Series just a year ago, and delighted fans who'd waited all their lives for a championship. Fast-forward a year, and fans are back to disappointment: the Cubs didn't make it to the Series.
None of this should surprise Ashland's Mark Scarpaci, who has learned to ride the ups and downs of Cub fandom.
Scarpaci is the author of two books, including the novel Wrigley Sanders, about a boy born in the bleachers at the Cubs' home park. It's not a typical sports success story, that's for sure.
The author visits to talk about baseball and writing about it.