By Molly Cline
The Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series. That is a phrase that has not been said for 71 years. The Cubs have had ups and downs throughout the years but have never made it further than the National League Championship Series, which takes place right before the World Series.
With a 103-58 record, the Cubs had the most wins in the MLB in 2016. The Cubs are playing the Cleveland Indians in what should be a very contested matchup. The Indians came into the playoffs as an underdog and were expected to lose against the Boston Red Sox in the first round. They shocked everyone, sweeping the Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays to reach the World Series for the first time since 1997.
The last time the Indians won a World Series was 1948; the last time for the Cubs was 1908. That is a difference of 40 years. While both teams haven’t won the World Series in a long time, the Cubs have had a longer drought and it is time for the drought to end.
The World Series this year is especially important to the older generation of Cubs fans. For anyone who watched the Cubs beat the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, many old people were shown on television crying tears of happiness because they had waited for so long for the Cubs to be in a World Series. Winning a World Series would be great for all Cubs fans, ending the era of the team being called “The Lovable Losers.”
Whether you are a Cubs fan or not, this team is one to love. It is a mix of great men who love and support each other, a smart general manager, Joe Maddon, and an encouraging President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein. The players, managers and president deserve to scratch the 108 years of World Series drought.