No, seriously, some other wrote about hope for the Cubs at link below, and reading the piece gave me enough hope to take the box cutter away from my wrist,
Seriously, however, the last part of the sentence refers to the existential dread of a Cubs fan near 54th year on earth, not to a physical fact.
The Cubs miserable play so far has exceeded my low expectations.
But you know what? With 81 games to go, we only lie 13 games out of NL wild card crawl-err, race.