No More Lovable Losers

 The Chicago Cubs are now World Series Champions. Why is this such an important thing? The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908 if you do the math that's 108 years without a title. I'm doing this topic because I'm a Chicago Cubs fan. I have been a fan for years. I remember watching the Cubs the first time in 1988 at the age of 12. I think the reason I really feel in love with the Cubs is the way their games were been broadcasted.

 

 Cubs been has been in Major League Baseball since 1903

Cubs been has been in Major League Baseball since 1903

 The great Harry Carey made the games very entertaining and enjoyable to watch. After listening to him talk I was hooked. I always loved to hear Harry Carey sing, "Take Me out to the Ballpark." I remember watching Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg playing and I thought to myself these guys are awesome.

 The Hawk Andre Dawson played for the Cubs 1987-1992

The Hawk Andre Dawson played for the Cubs 1987-1992

 Ryne Sandberg played for the Cubs 1982-1994, 1996-1997

Ryne Sandberg played for the Cubs 1982-1994, 1996-1997

 Over the years I've watched the Cubs come close and fall short. I remember watching the 2003 NLCS and hoping for a World Series appearance and a championship, but that hope was destroyed. I remembered watching that game waiting to celebrate a victory, but that did not happened. The Cubs were leading the series 3-0 against the Florida Marlin and only a few outs away winning the pennant. A dream of going to the World Series were crushed win Steve Bartman caught a foul ball that Moises Alou could have gotten. After that happened the entire series was a disaster.  

 Steve Bartman catching the foul ball from Moises Alou. Cubs lost the series 4-3  

Steve Bartman catching the foul ball from Moises Alou. Cubs lost the series 4-3  

 The Steve Bartman incident to many was compared to the curse of the goat. After losing the 2003 the Cubs returned to the playoffs in 2007 and 2008, but never came close to winning the pennant like in 2003. So in 2011 the Cubs hired Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations. I thought to myself this a great acquisition and reason I thought it was great deal because Theo Epstein helped the Boston Red Sox win two titles. After a three years rebuilding process the Cubs made it the playoff in 2015. 

 

 Theo Epstein is President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs 

Theo Epstein is President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs 

 After making the playoffs in 2015 I was so excited for 2016. I had hope and a certain expectation for the Cubs for 2016. It has been an incredible year for the Cubs and I hope there will be many more World Series championships in the coming years. 

 

 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs   

2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs

 

 Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are no longer the lovable losers now you can called them the lovable winners.