The historian Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote a book a few years back entitled Wait Till Next Year
. In it, she chronicled her childhood in Brooklyn in the 1940s and 1950s and, in particular, her love of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The rallying cry for fans of "dem bums" (as the Dodgers were lovingly known) was always "wait till next year ..."
Read the rest of Bruce VanWyngarden's editor's note.