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2014 Michigan: NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice Two Results The NASCAR Sprint Cup series has completed practice session two at Michigan International Speedway in preparation for the 46th Annual Quicken Loans 400 . Leading the way was Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet with a lap of 35.634 ... 06/14/2014 - 9:26 am | View Link
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Fair warning: I’m suspending any notion of objectivity for these 400 or so words.
Banks retired when I was young, but he still counted as the face of those Cubs teams as the years passed.
In his world, the Cubs really were going to win the World Series next year.
Banks would throw out the ceremonial first pitch, Wrigley would shake to its ancient core and his team would tilt baseball on its axis.
“It would be the epitome of my whole life,” he said in a March 2008 interview.
Banks meant more than wins and (lots of) losses.
Ron Kroichick is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.