Sen. Peter Fitzgerald has two wishes this year.

One is that Congress passes sweeping legislation to reform the $7.5 trillion mutual fund business, an industry that hasn't seen new legislation since the FDR administration. The other wish is for the Chicago Cubs to finally win another World Series title, a feat that has eluded them since 1908. In both cases, the odds seem stacked against him. But following a year in which bulldog Attorney General Eliot Spitzer knocked the cover off a widespread trading scandal and the Florida Marlins shocked the mighty New York Yankees in the October classic, surely anything can happen.

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