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Lou Gordon: 25 years at the MSBL World Series...With No End in Sight!

By Steve LaMontia, Director of Communications

Lou Gordon is the skipper of the Chicago North Cubs, who reside in the 55 central division.  They are having a somewhat bumpy ride this week and are hanging on to playoff hopes after losing a couple of games by single runs.  But anybody who knows Lou knows that Pollyanna has nothing on him. Lou is the eternal optimist and is always looking for the good in people and in the game of baseball.

"I can’t say enough about the MSBL and allowing us to continue playing this beautiful game,” said Lou.  "It’s priceless to be able to come here and play.  It’s all about the fun under beautiful skies and experience all of the camaraderie.”

We caught up with Lou at Sloan Park,spring training home of the Chicago Cubs. It also happened to be the day after the Cubs clinched a birth into the World Series.  Managing the Cubs on the field where the ‘BIG’ Cubs started it all this year didn’t go unnoticed by the skipper.  "When the schedules first came out I noticed that we played here at about the time when they could be playing for a chance to make it.  To be playing on this special field on this special day is important to all of us from Chicago.  I’ll never forget it.”

Lou has been a mainstay at the MSBL World Series for a long time and one of it’s biggest supporters.  "I started with MSBL when I was 42 years old,” explained Lou.  "Then someone was talking about a World Series in Arizona and I said ‘huh?’  That was 25 years ago and I haven’t missed one since.  I would have made them all if I had known about it.”

How does it feel to be playing here at Sloan Park, spring home of the Cubs, the morning after they clinch the pennant?

"When I saw how this was going to play out when I first saw our schedule I thought that it just may coincide with the Cubs series with the Dodgers and lo and behold it happened.  We’re standing where they started this year and I’m standing right where Joe Madden stands and that is very special.”  (click here to see video excerpts of this interview with Lou as filmed by Jeff Lowery from APN Video)

It’s important to mention that Lou was inducted into the MSBL World Series Hall of Fame in 2013 for his efforts and passion.  They also won a ring that year.

Lou loves the area so much that he and his wife, Michelle, and their daughter Natalie decided to move down here.  They packed up a couple of trucks and drove down and stayed with friends  until they could get into their house.  Now Lou can play and manage all year long in the Arizona MSBL, though all of this happened just this past summer so he’ll have to begin that process next year.  "I’m sure I’ll be in touch with the guys down here. Maybe they can use another baseball mind to help wherever they need it.”  I have no doubt that the line will be a long one.

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