Aaargh! The Cubs just left 2 men on base in the bottom of the 8th, trailing the awful Rockies 4-1. The players were on 1st and 2nd with no outs early in the inning.
Nothing teaches patience in the face of suffering like being a Cubs fan. (Well, maybe some kind of degenerative nerve disease would serve as well)
Religious folk might argue that there is an important lesson to be learned from continuing to root for these losers year after year. Myself, I look to Sisyphus for understanding.