Thursday, June 29, 2017

Flashback: May 3, 2016

On May 3, 2016, the Chicago Cubs crushed the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 to move their record to 19-6 on a 2016 season which was less than one month old. The win also increased the Cubs' lead in the National League Central Division to 5 games.

Also on that date, Donald Trump easily won the Indiana GOP primary, giving him his seventh consecutive primary victory. As a result, Trump's most formidable Republican foe remaining, Ted Cruz, suspended his campaign for President which essentially cleared the path for Trump becoming the party's presidential nominee.

The next day, a site called The Sports Pickle (which is like a sports version of The Onion) tweeted out the following:

Fast forward about 13-1/2 months to Wednesday of this week: 

Even though we're almost halfway through the year 2017, the events of 2016 still have a way of reminding us what a confounding year that was. 


No comments: