Well now that the dust has settled on their historic win over the St Louis Cardinals in the NLDS, the Chicago Cubs searched for Kyle Schwarber’s infamous home run ball that many folks believed cleared the scoreboard. Well, not so fast.
It turns out the ball landed on top of the scoreboard!
Tribune Company Publishing Architect Tom Comings took this photo after the game and you can clearly see the ball came to a complete rest on top of the scoreboard. Well, they don’t call it “The Friendly Confines” for nothing because workers have enshrined the ball in a case and there it shall remain until the end of the playoffs. The gesture is similar to the 2002 Olympics with the Lucky Loonie
Tonight, the Cubs opponent will be sworn into the NLCS and it could either be the New York Mets or the Los Angeles Dodgers. Personally, I’d rather the Cubs face the New York Mets. Their regular season record is much better than that of the Dodgers. The Cubs went 7-0 against the Mets. The Dodgers on the other hand, beat the Cubs four times.
The NLCS showdown begins Saturday 7:30 pm. The ALCS begins tomorrow at 7:30pm
The Mets aren’t the same team the Cubs faced earlier this year. They’re on a tear but the Cubs will be well rested.
It turns out the Cubs are favoured to win the World Series.
Ok, let me make this clear; statistics can be thrown out the window. They don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things unless it’s to satisfy naysayers and bookies.
This is playoff baseball. At this stage of the game anything can happen. Player’s performances go to a higher level and underdogs rise to the top. That’s why we tune in and that’s why Nation’s stand behind a Blue team in Toronto. In fact, I think a beer can landed in my backyard from Young Street.
Oh, and congratulations Toronto Blue Jays on that outstanding victory!
Will we see a Cubs/Blue Jays World Series?