We reside in a historical era my friends. None other than the generationally plagued, supernaturally tainted, clearly ‘cursed’ Chicago Cubs have found their way to baseball’s World Series to make history. After over a century of scrapping and clawing their way to the top, only to be robbed by either divine intervention…or the notorious Steve Bartman, the Cubs have a chance to clear their name and elevate their franchise to the world champion status it deserves.
While we may have lost the first game last night, we also won the first game in 1945 (and obviously lost the series), so I’m not heartbroken just yet. Frankly, it was a good showing last night and it simply got away from us. The Indians put up some runs early on. We missed a few easy opportunities. The Indians struggled to put it away until late.
It’s not like we blew a huge lead or wasted a fantastic pitching performance. We did get a few runners on base against Andrew Miller, showing he is not, in fact, invincible. We reacted properly and played it safe against Roberto Perez. Yet, more important than any of that, is this is just the first game!
We have plenty of playing time to make it up, and I expect we will begin doing just that come tonight. Otherwise, God knows how long it will be until the Cubs seize the National League title and gain entry to the World Series again. It has been an astounding 71 years since the Cubs last faced off in the World Series, and it was a different world. We didn’t have:
-The Korean War
…the list goes on. Needless to say, I don’t want to wait till flying autonomous cars are the norm to see the Cubs compete for another World Series title. The time to win is now. The time to put Chicago on the map is now. The time to make history is now.