The Chicago Cubs… The Season That Was That Coulda Been…

While I grew up a Dodgers and Red Sox fan, and will always root for them, living in Chicago for two decades has made me root for the Cubbies on a consistent basis. I seriously think I would shed a tear if they won the World Series (much the same way I did when the Red Sox first won it back in 2004 and the Dodgers last did in 1988).

While they are probably a year or two away, this young version of the Cubbies are the most exciting team to play on the Northside in years. The division lead behind the Cardinals who are so far ahead and the Pirates who are ahead of the Cubs, they do have a legitimate shot at the playoffs even this year making a run at the wild card. And as the Giants have proved, then it’s anyone’s ballgame.

“Go Cubs Go!
Go, Cubs, Go!
Hey Chicago, whaddaya say?
The Cubs are gonna win today.”

Secret of My SucCecil

On 21 February 2013, I proudly announced, “so you heard it here first! The Cubs will win the World Series this year! Why, you may ask? Well, I bought season tickets this year with a buddy of mine and a couple other guys. What that means is I am going to 20 games this year! I’ll be seeing Tulo, Pujols, Hamilton, Kemp, Posey, Trout, Braun, Freese, Beltran, Helton, etc – so freakin’ excited!! Some of the games I may sell, and some I’ve already identified who I want to take. As you can tell, for George and our birthday week, I’m basically pitching tent at Wrigley.”

Baseball has a funny way about it. Little could I have predicted that Pujols would have a subpar year, Braun suspended, Kemp a non-factor with injuries, let alone the emergence of the dynamic Puig. That being said, based upon the season that has been, if I had…

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