09.28.07

Cubs Clinch 2007 NL Central; Steve Bartmann In House Arrest for October

Posted in Baseball, History's Not Happening at 10:35 pm by

As predicted in this space, the only thing stopping the Cubs from going over that cliff the Trib mentioned today was a roadblock called the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers’ season ended with their magic number dropping from 1 with the Cubs win over the Reds (6-0) and the Padre win over the Brewers (6-3). According to ESPN, the Brewers spent 133 days of the 2007 season in first place, essentially seat filling for the Cubs. There are those who cite history as against the Cubs winning the World Series, usually backed up by evidence of a mystical Greek goat and incontrovertible numbers proving that when Billy Corgan sings at Wrigley the Cubs lose. While the Corgan theory holds sway in my house, I also point out that history is definitely against the Cubs ever making the playoffs. So, Cubs 1; History 0. In fact, via CSTB technology, I have preserved the Cubs’ victory for readers of this blog, suitable for printing and framing (pictured).

6 Responses to “Cubs Clinch 2007 NL Central; Steve Bartmann In House Arrest for October”

  1. kt says:

    and incontrovertible numbers proving that when Billy Corgan sings at Wrigley the Cubs lose.

  2. Ben Schwartz says:

    Hey, I’m not into the hocus pocus curses and all, but numbers don’t lie.

    Ben

  3. Michael says:

    Are the 2007 Chicago Cubs the worst team to ever enter the playoffs? Inquiring minds want to know.

  4. GC says:

    worse than the 2006 Cardinals?

  5. kt says:

    and incontrovertible numbers proving that when Billy Corgan sings at Wrigley the Cubs lose.

    there was more to my post than this quote but it was eaten and i don’t remember what it was except that it started with “when Billy Corgan sings at Wrigley we all lose.

  6. js says:

    actually i would have to controvert your numbers. i hope they have billy sing for the opening game of the world series :)

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