Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Magic Number: 30

There's no need to remind me that the Chicago Cubs have a long history of fading down the stretch. If you've even had a passing interest in the Cubs, you've seen signs or heard others say, "Cubs mean: Completely Useless By September."

Thanks guys.

On Thursday, the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2. That victory dropped the Magic Number to 30. Again, that number is any combination of Cubs victories and Brewers losses.

Today, the Cubs start a series against the lackluster Washington Nationals. The Brewers begin a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unless something drastic occurs, both the Cubs and Brewers should handle their opponents easily. As long as the Cubs win, that number will drop. If the Brewers lose, they can make that number drop much quicker.



8 Comments
lgrant
This is the year they will not falter--good luck with your Cubs!!
LGrant   Friday, August 22, 2008
nheinzel
GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!   Friday, August 22, 2008
_DELETED_Enrobso72
Its a year of omens I think.
100 years since my beloved Cubs have won it all.
The expansion loser Rays drop the Devil from their name and become a powerhouse contender. In the last twenty years of expansion teams. 4 times these teams (Florida, Arizona, Colorado) have gone to the world series winning 3 of them, and the Cubs haven't been since '45
Both Sox teams hangin around makin me sick.
No Yankees.

If this isn't the year... aw who am I kidding. GO CUBS GO!!!
Brian Osborne   Friday, August 22, 2008
_DELETED_carriepassante
Alright already...!
Carrie   Friday, August 22, 2008
billpearch
Okay, I didn't expect the Nationals to apply a beating this afternoon. It's not over, but the Cubs are losing, 11-5 in the top of the ninth. Curses!
Bill Pearch   Friday, August 22, 2008
ben
You cubbies make the end of the season so long and painful....the count down is at 30?!!!!!!!!
Ben H   Friday, August 22, 2008
billpearch
Since the Cubs lost and the Brewers smoked the Pirates, we're still sitting on 30.
Bill Pearch   Saturday, August 23, 2008
billpearch
On Sunday afternoon, the Cubs beat the Nationals to drop the Magic Number to 28. The Brewers and Pirates are tied, 3-3, in the tenth.
Bill Pearch   Sunday, August 24, 2008
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