I’m going to do something special with the Canuck Cubbie, let’s give a round of applause to the Kansas City Royals for making the post season for the first time since 1985. That’s a special year for me because I was just starting grade seven and my English teacher wanted to teach poetry to some eager young minds so he brought out that age old poem, Casey At The Bat.
I learned a lot about baseball that fall and poetry, but I also learned that the mighty KC didn’t strikeout. So hats off to you guys, you’re going to go far.
In New York, take a bow Derek Jeter, you deserve it. Congratulations to an awesome career.
Now, without further adieu, the Cubs.
I have to snicker just a bit at the decline of the Milwaukee Brewers. I thought for certain they would be barrelling their way through the post season, but never expected them to trip over their own kegs going down the stretch.
Last night, the Chicago Cubs showed the Brewers that they’re going to be a tough team to beat next year by beating them 6-4.
What can I say about the Cubs rookies? Eric Jokisch is going to be back next season.
“I was a lot more nervous than I thought I would be,” Jokisch said. “I was actually pretty calm in the relief appearances. I think sitting around and having it in my mind got to me a little bit. I was definitely nervous, I’m not going to lie about that. Hopefully, there are a lot more better ones to come. I’ll take it, and it’s good to win.”
So, today marks the final game of the season for the Cubs and you better believe that there isn’t a Cubs fan around that isn’t chomping at the bit for next April. It’s going to be a long winter waiting for Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Hendricks to come back to Wrigley Field.