Sunday, September 27, 2015

They're In the Postseason!

They Cubs are back in the postseason for the first time since 2008!  The Wrigley Wax curse had been broken!

In 2007 the Cubs won 85 games and the Central Division.
In 2008 the Cubs won a league-leading 97 games.

In 2009 I started this blog.

In 2009 the Cubs won 83 games.
In 2010 the Cubs won 75 games
In 2011 the Cubs won 71 games
In 2012 the Cubs won 61 games
In 2013 the Cubs won 66 games
In 2014 the Cubs won 73 games

Coming into the 2015 season, the Cubs had a 429-543 record and a .441 winning percentage during the life of Wrigley Wax.

I was starting to wonder if it was my fault.

There's the Billy Goat, the Shea black cat, Bartman...was there a Wrigley Wax curse?


The young Cubs have surprised most fans (including me) by being this good this soon. Everything seems to be falling into place.

Of course it could all come crashing down on October 7.  But that is a week and a half away.  I'm not going to worry about it........ yet.


  1. Congratulations to the Cubs, and congratulations on the breaking of the Wrigley Wax Curse.

    As a Mets fan, I wonder whether the Cubs or Mets has a greater percentage of stunned fans who are still trying to process the concept of their team in the playoffs (spoken from experience).

  2. glad to see the cubs return to the postseason. i still remember james loney's grand slam like it was yesterday…

    let the record show that the dodgers failed to get out of the nlcs three times during the years that i was posting at gcrl. maybe this year will be different - assuming they ever clinch a spot...

  3. Congrats! Assuming the Dodgers don't miraculously lose the rest of their games this season, the Cubs have my vote.