Cubs Need That Come From Behind Magic

Chicago Cubs

“The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day;

the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.

And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,

a sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.”

The best and the worst part of the Post Season was out in full force yesterday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the New York Mets 5-2 and are down three games in their best of seven series.

“Win on Wednesday,”Joe Maddon said. “It’s just about tomorrow. … Of course, we have to win four in a row, absolutely, but I want us just to concentrate on tomorrow’s game, that’s it.”

I don’t believe the Cubs are out yet. It’s been done before where a team has bounced back from a 3-0 hole in the post season. You might remember a certain Boston Red Sox team in 2004 that were down in the hole. You also might remember that President of baseball operations Theo Epstein was at the control centre during their historic run.

“Show up and win a ballgame tomorrow,” Theo Epstein said. “If we show up and win tomorrow, we’re dangerous. Trust me. It’s been done before, rumor has it. We can do it. We’ve had nine winning streaks of four or more games this year, so we get hot, we get really hot, we can do it. We just have to show up and win tomorrow.”

It’s certainly possible for the Cubs to come back from the deficit. They’ve done it before this season. They’ve won four in a row, did it a bunch of times. They’ll just have to reach down in their little bag of tricks and find that magic.

“Things bounce your way when you play good, and we’ve definitely gotten outplayed these first three games,” Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks said. “That doesn’t mean we can’t outplay them the next four.”

That’s all it takes. So, it’s easy to say that the Cubs winning 97 games in the regular season was a huge accomplishment for a team not expected to go far this season but just be a little better and next year will be the big year. Yeah, it’s easy to say that but for me, there’s still four more games to win.

Believe it.


  1. Compwhiz 3001 · October 21, 2015

    Unfortunately Joe took his strategy of yanking weak starters too far last night. There was no reason Hendricks could not have started the 5th.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mark Gauthier · October 21, 2015

      Yeah, we were saying the same thing watching it. Hendricks was really good and for a guy like Hendricks it would have been better to leave him in while he’s hot. Arrieta on the other hand, can bounce back from a shaky start but Hendricks can’t.


  2. sarahlouisek · October 29, 2015

    “There is no joy in Mudville…” Love it.
    Our Cubs didn’t make it, but they still had a fantastic year. I feel relaxed watching the WS now…I’m not emotionally invested like I was with the Cubbies! And I feel hopeful for the future.


    • Mark Gauthier · October 29, 2015

      Me too. i really think though that Starlin won’t be there next year and there will be someone on the lines of David Price will be in the rotation.


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