For years a fellow Cubs fan and I have been saying Zambrano would get one.

Well, tonight he did, and the Cubs are on their way to home field throughout the playoffs, until the World Series if they make it.

Good season. Only problem is that it could be another in an increasing series of events that mean the Apocalypse is upon us. And when I say Apocalypse, I don’t mean the traditional, “Jesus reappearing” kind.

I mean the slow, steady, painful one, with nothing apparitional about it, save for the ghostly feel of a once proud country reduced to bread lines, mass poverty and increasing violence, amongst ourselves and the rest of the world.