Chicago Cubs in the World Series?! 3 Facts About Ending Their Drought!

Written by Matt Wende The Chicago Cubs have ended one of the longest droughts in sports history, and after one of baseball's historic losing streaks, they have made it to the MLB World Series to take on the Cleveland Indians. WatchMojo News looks at 3 things you need to know about the Cubs making it to the world Series. Is the infamous goat curse over? Can they Cubs beat the Indians? Who will reign supreme in baseball's highest tournament! Watch to find out! Watch on Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmrKly5cai4
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Everyone loves an underdog story! Combine that with America’s favorite pastime, and bam… you might just have a Hollywood ready tale of triumph.

Welcome to WatchMojo News, the series from WatchMojo.com where we look at stories that should be on your radar. In this installment, we’re looking at 3 facts you need to know about the Cubs going to the World Series.


#3: How Long Is the Cubs' Drought?


The Chicago Cubs are one of the most storied and admired teams in the league, in spite of their track record. They’ve been having a bit of a try spell, and by a bit we mean, they haven’t won the world series since 1908. That’s right, the last time the Cubs won the World Series, women weren’t allowed to vote everywhere yet, people still named the kids Adolf and polio was still a thing! Furthermore, they haven’t even appeared in the World Series since 1945, when they lost to the Detroit Tigers. Fricking Tigers! The reason for this? There’s a variety of explanations, from their inability to foster young talent in their team to an alleged curse placed on them in 1908 by a tavern owner who was asked to escort his smelly goat out of the stadium. But, none of that will matter if the Cubs can bag a win this year.


#2: Who Are They Going up Against?


Only one thing stands in the way of the Cubs and total victory over the baseball world in 2016: the Cleveland Indians! Don’t think they’re going to take it lying down either, as “the tribe” hasn’t won a title since 1948. A Cinderella story in its own right, you can rest assured that they will be fighting tooth and nail to take the win home. It’s too bad really! Against any other team, the Indians would be the underdogs, but even if they pull of a victory, they’ll likely be remembered for crushing the Cubs’ dreams, rather than fulfilling their own.


#1: What Is the Likely Outcome for the Series?


When a single home run can change the outcome of the game, calling your predictions becomes a tad tricky! And with the superstitious lot that baseball fans are, many are hesitant to weigh in on the outcome. That being said, most analysts and experts are predicting that the Cubs will take home the series. If the Indians win and end their own drought, the goat curse will be alive and well for another year, and Cubs fans will go back doing what they always do… rooting for a losing team. At this stage though, you can bet both teams are rain dancing their asses off.

So which Major League Team are you rooting for? Do you believe in the baseball curses? For more ppo-culture and sports top 10s published every day, subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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