Tonight is the night Chicago Cubs’ fans have waited for a long time to come. Don’t believe me?
There’s going to be some home runs, that’s for sure. I’ve touched upon the fact that this version of the Mets aren’t exactly the same version the Cubs went 7-0. Don’t worry, I’m not being pessimistic about the Cubs chances. This series will probably not be a sweep, unlike the regular season.
“You’ve got power pitching versus guys who hit the ball out of the ballpark — but the Mets have guys who hit the ball out of the ballpark, too,” Maddon said. “It’s just a matter of us trying to execute a little better. I want us to be able to play a more complete game in the future, and that’s something we’re striving and working towards.”
Jon Lester gets the ball tonight. He was brought in to help the young Cubs build for a solid foundation of winning for future years but Lester wanted something more; he wanted to win now.
“I wouldn’t have come here if I didn’t think that we had a chance to win,” Lester said. “I didn’t want to go through another down year and worry about rebuilding for the next year. I wanted to win now.”
In many ways, that’s what everybody wants. I’m in that camp where statistics aren’t always a reliable source to how a team is playing. Sometimes it’s attitude and desire that can propel a team to victory. There’s no parade yet, the Cubs have a long way to go yet but watching great baseball is what October is all about.
Some folks are worried about cold weather but the 2015 Chicago Cubs didn’t make it this far hitting home runs alone. They did it by believing in themselves.
Sure, a team could take the high road and say things like, “Well, it’s just great to be here.” or this one, “We’re going to enjoy the ride.”
It’s great to win. The ride is a lot better when you win. Besides, I have a spot picked out on my wall between Ernie Banks and a picture of Wrigley Field where I can hang a banner that says,
Chicago Cubs 2015 World Series Champions.
I want to be able to take a trip to Cooperstown and see a Chicago Cubs display of the 2015 team. I’d like to share stories with my son about how good that team was and remember Kyle Schwarber’s home run.
You see, baseball is more than contracts and signing bonuses, it’s creating memories.
Game time is 7:30 TBS