It has been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series Championship, and despite the team’s persistent futility, they always seem to have enough fans willing to root them on year after year. The Chicago Cubs have the longest drought between championships that any active professional team has ever seen, and whether it is by a curse, by error, or by act of fan, this team has managed to lose in seven World Series since their last. I am a Yankee fan, and I am relatively young, so I honestly don’t know what it feels like to go more than ten years between championships, but I can imagine that Cubs fans are elated to see that their team is literally eight games away from finally winning once again. The Cubs are quite possibly the hottest team in baseball at the moment, I know there are only four teams left, and that all four are playing incredibly inspired baseball, but the Cubs have one thing that all of the other team’s lack, and that is a “mad genius” manager in Joe Madden. Madden has seemed to find a way to galvanize this young and talented Cubs team to a level that has them believing they are not just capable of winning it all, but also into believing that whoever wants to win must go through them. Aside from the talent on the field, the Cubs also now have the general manager who was responsible for breaking the 86 year “curse” on the Red Sox and bringing them a World Series title so I would say history is on their side. If all of the facts about the Cubs don’t quite make the case for their possible World Series Championship, we also have the fact that the movie Back to the Future II predicted that they would finally win it all in this, the year 2015. I am fully on the bandwagon of the Cubs, they are a fun team to watch and a talented bunch. I would be glad to see the misery end in Chicago, and a World Series Championship trophy raised high in the north side of the Windy City.
Traveling is one of the most tiresome and stressful tasks known to man, even when you are not actively moving it just takes a toll on the body. I have been traveling since early morning returning from a trip, so I didn’t have much time to get to writing in between layovers. I will briefly touch on the outcome of the Belmont Stakes and the newest member of the very exclusive triple crown champions club. I was completely wrong about American Pharoah, he not only won the triple crown, but he also had a fantastic start in the race, and he led from wire to wire. There was no doubt that Pharoah was going to win the race as he blazed passed the competition and took home the triple crown with relative ease. The race had little excitement apart from the fact that the 37 year old drought has finally come to an end and a horse has finally jumped the hurdle know as the Belmont Stakes. American Pharoah will now live out the rest of his life with the spoils of being a legendary horse, he will be used for breeding and probably just relax and enjoy a life free from running another race, a fate that is fitting for a king. I have to congratulate the trainers, breeders, and owners of American Pharoah, he has effectively etched all of their names into the deep history of this long standing sport, and given the world a reason to joyfully spell pharaoh incorrectly.