Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Home Field Advantage

With last night's victory over the New York Mets, the Chicago Cubs secured home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs. The first two games of the National League Division Series will be played at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2. Official game times have yet to be determined.

The Cubs currently do not know who they will face in the series yet. Since they clinched the best record in the National League, they will square off against the wild card unless the Milwaukee Brewers win the wild card. The wild card winner cannot play their division winner in the N.L.D.S.

Over the next few days, the Cubs can actually help the Brewers in their quest for the wild card. Since the Philadelphia Phillies lead the National League East, the Mets dropped into the wild card lead. Milwaukee did not play on Monday. The Brewers now trail the Mets by just one game.

The only good news is that the Brewers have a better record at Wrigley against the Cubs. I know it doesn't mean much, but dang, I'm grasping at straws here!
Carrie   Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Think the mets will fold....again?
Ben H   Tuesday, September 23, 2008
With a battered and shaky bullpen, anything is possible. I hope they do. I would much rather see the Brewers win the wild card.
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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