Those “Loveable Losers” are losers no more. From his broadcast booth in baseball heaven Harry Caray was shouting “Holy Cow!” at the historic news the Chicago Cubs won the NLCS against the LA Dodgers and a trip to the World Series. The World Series I tell ya!
Seventy-one years removed from their last pennant, and 108 years since their last World Series crown, the Cubbies begin the series at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The first pitch will be tonight at 8:08 PM ET on FOX.
My beloved Atlanta Braves were awful this year but I remember well the utter euphoria in 1995 as the Braves won the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. I have a soft spot for the Cubbies. How can you not root hard for a team that has the longest title drought in baseball history?
Indians first baseman Mike Napoli said, “The baseball gods are really happy right now. I wanted the Cubs to win just because I knew how cool it would be to be a part of it. I think it’s going to be a special World Series. There’s two droughts and there’s going to be a winner.”