Hey sports fans! Welcome to another edition of Fanaticsport! In this post I’ll talk about one of the greatest movies of all time, or should I say, a sequel to one of the greatest movies of all time; Back to the Future 2. Now you may be wondering, what does Back to the Future 2 have to do with the 2015 MLB Playoff? Well actually, quite a lot. Let me explain.
In the movie Back to the Future 2, Marty McFly goes back in time to today’s date October 21, 2015. As you can see in the clip, below the movie predicts that the Chicago Cubs would beat the Miami Gators in the 2015 World Series. Before you discount this as just a coincidence, just consider that in 1989 there was no MLB team in Miami at all. The fact that the Marlins are now in Miami is an incredible prediction in itself. In a Fox News interview, the Co-writer of Back to the future, Bob Gale, said that he is actually a Cardinals fan, but he wanted to pick a team that would really put Marty McFly in total disbelief.
Can the Cubs really do it?
In order for this prophecy to come true the Cubs must first defeat the New York Mets in the NLCS. That is easier said than done because the Mets now hold a 3-0 lead over the Cubs. Unfortunately only 2.9 percent of teams have ever comeback from a 3-0 deficit to win the series. If you’re a Cubs fan don’t let that number scare you, there is still hope. In 2004 the Boston Red Sox came back from 3-0 to not only win the AL CS but to also win the World Series.
Players to watch tonight
Daniel Murphy- 2nd baseman for the New York Mets has become an unlikely hero in the postseason hitting a record tying 6 home runs during this year’s playoffs. If he can gets his bat rolling early I think it will be very hard for the Cubs to win game Four.
Josh Hammel- starting pitcher for the Cubs is my Cubs player to watch tonight. Hammel is coming off a mediocre game against the St. Louis Cardinals where he only went four innings and gave up two runs on three hits and three walks. I’m not saying that he did terribly because the Cubs still got the W, but he is going to have to give them a little bit more depth in the game if the Cubs want to win game four and eventually win the series.
I believe that the Cubs will not get swept by the Mets. Maybe that’s just the inner Yankee fan in me talking, but I think that are due for a good game. I’m not saying they will win this series but I do believe they will win game Four by a score of 4-2. In all honesty if the Mets do win tonight, they deserve it. They have played excellent baseball and I can’t wait to see what happens tonight.
I wish I played baseball like that girl!
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