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Why The Cubs were Destined to win The World Series in 2016

Hey everyone! Welcome to another edition of Fanaticticsport. The 2016 MLB season was insane and last Wednesday night the season came to close in one of the best baseball games I have ever seen. When it all was over, the Chicago Cubs were crowned World Series Champs for the first time in 108 years.  Now for years, people have been trying to predict who will be in the World Series and what the outcome will be. In this post, I’m going to look at one most accurate predictions and some of the strange coincidences that would point to a 2016 Cubs World Championship.

 

The Tweet

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In 2014, this kid sent this tweet out on the internet in which he didn’t only predict the score of the game in the 9th inning, but who would be playing in the 2016 World Series.

 

If you were able to watch the series from the beginning, you would have thought there was no way that there would even be a game seven. In the first game Cleveland shutout the Cubs 6-0. The Cubs were able to rebound and win game two, but lost in games three and four. Down 3-1 in the series, the Cubs were able to win back to back games to force a game seven.

 

Game 7

In game seven it looked like the tweet would be irrelevant. In the top of the first, the Cubs center fielder, Dexter Fowler, cracked a leadoff homer to give the Cubs an early lead. Cleveland was able to tie it up in the third, but gave up four runs in the next two innings. The game got really interesting in the bottom of the 8th, when Brandon Guyer hit an RBI double to close the Cubs lead to two.  The next batter Rajai Davis hit a two run shot to tie up the game! In the 9th, neither team was able to score and the game went into extra innings with the score tied just like the tweet predicted.

This is where things got really wild. At the end of the 9th it started to rain and a rain delay was called to wait out the storm. Coming out of the 25-minute delay, you could feel the momentum shift in the direction of the Cubs, when the leadoff man Kyle Schwarbart hit a single.  The next batter flew out, but moved the runner into scoring position. The next batter was intentionally walked, in order to get the force at third. This opened the door for Ben Zobrist to break the game open. Zobrist came through, hitting a two run double and giving the Cubs an 8-6 lead going into the bottom of the 10th. In the bottom half of the inning, the Indians were able to score one run, but couldn’t complete the comeback. For the first time in 108 years the Cubs were the best team in baseball with the final score being 8-7.

 

The Clues- According to the Michael Medved show

I know it might sound strange but there were signs that could have pointed to a Cub’s World Series Championship coming 108 years after their last World Series win in 1908.

 

  1. Spalding baseballs

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Albert Spalding was the Cubs first coach. In 1876 he founded Spalding sports equipment. Every baseball made by Spalding has 108 stiches.

 

 

  1. The field

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At Wriggly field,  the left and right field corners are each 108 feet from home plate.

 

  1. The Ricketts

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The Ricketts, who own the Cubs and TD Ameritrade, have their headquarters on 108th Street in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

  1. Yoga

 

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The number 108 is a sacred number in yoga and Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta does yoga 6 days a week.

 

  1. The Movies

 

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In both Taking Care of Business and Back to the Future II the Cubs won the World Series. Both movies are 108 minutes lon


  1. Last world series 

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The Cubs last world Series win was on October 8th 1908 or 10/8.

Final thoughts

You can believe that all six of these things are “sign” or just really crazy coincidences. Either way, they are still really cool. I would like to say congrats to both the Cubs and the city of Chicago for being the 2016 World Series Champions!!

 

Cool videos

Cubs last out !!!

Rajai Davis Home Run

Bill Murray the best

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