The intent of this post is to have a little fun, but I run the risk of alienating Chicago Cubs’ fans . . .

The Kansas City Star has run an article of how the world has changed since the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908.  It seems an appropriate article to run here, as it was only six years before the start of World War I:

It is often said that World War I changed everything.  Did that include the Cubs’ ability to win a World Series?

By the way, there’s a Kansas connection in the photo that accompanies this article.  Shortstop Joe Tinker was born in the Atchison County town of Muscotah.

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.