Unless you are saving a baby from a burning building or actively synthesizing the cure for cancer, there is no reason you shouldn’t be watching Game 7 of the World Series tonight. This is history, pure and simple, and you don’t need to be a baseball fan to appreciate the drama of what’s at stake.
The Cubs haven’t won a Series since 1908. The Indians haven’t won since 1948. One team boasts Bill Murray as a fan, the other has LeBron. For one team, the night will end in heartbreak. For the other, the purest, most delicious joy.
Basically, whatever way this goes, it’s going to be a complete banger and the Chicago Cubs want to make sure you are present for it.
The Cubs Twitter account has provided the perfect excuse note that absolutely anyone can use. (Except for you baby savers. Just DVR it or something).
Even if you aren’t a Cubbies or Indians faithful, make yourself one for the day. It’s okay, the Cubs said you could.
Here’s what the note says:
“To Whom It May Concern:
Please excuse ______________ from class/work/other responsibility on Wednesday. Nov. 2, 2016.
The Chicago Cubs are playing Game 7 of the World Series, and if you are not familiar with sports narratives … well, it’s kind of a big deal.
We need all the support we can muster up, and ______________ has been an integral part of our fan base for ___ days/weeks/months/years, and we cannot #FlyTheW without them.
Thank you so much for understanding, and if you ever need a cute GIF tweeted at you, we are your Twitter account.
By AJ Willingham, CNN