Sunday, June 01, 2008

Coincidence? I think not.

It has come to my attention that following the Cubs 5-3 victory over the Rockies today they have won 7 in a row. They swept their entire road trip. They have the best record in baseball. And ... they are playing .632 ball. Today is June 1, 2008.

So let me ask you, when was the last time the Cubs played at least .632 ball on June 1st and had the best record in baseball?

Anybody? Anybody?

That would be June 1, 1908. One hundred years ago today. Interestingly enough, that was also the last time the Cubs won the world series. Yes, it has been 99 years of frustration. I've lived through 52 of them and I've cared about the Cubs for roughly 44 of those years. 44 long painful seasons. My autographed Ferguson Jenkins jersey is turning a bit yellow with age.

I might also point out that the White Sox are also in first place in the American League Central. This irritates the life out of my new Cleveland friends who have fallen 5 games behind the Sox. And that is after the Sox managed to lose the last 3 games.

What does it mean? Well. I'm not sure. I just think it is ... interesting. Very interesting. Gas is quite expensive these days. Jet fuel can't be much different. Maybe it won't matter, come October.

Maybe they can just take the El?


Anonymous said...

My 5 year old, Luke, just saw the Cubs logo and said, "UGH! Who put that on there? I just don't want it on our computer."

Anonymous said...

I'm just glad that you changed the logo. That other one (brown bear inside the C) looked like a skewered bear. :o Maybe that's why they stopped using that one in 1914.

Kristi said...

so... cubs have the best record in baseball... and you're a cubs fan again.... typical

Earth Muffin said...

This could be our season! Or we might be asking ourselves "what went wrong" in September"...but let's just say this could be our season! GO CUBS!!!

Anonymous said...

correction on you stats...the cubs just had a seven game home stand...not road trip. But today begins there west coast road trip...they don't come home for a while.