Cubs Headed Back To World Series For First Time Since 1945
Down goes the Billy Goat. Down Goes the Billy Goat.
The Chicago Cubs are headed back to the World Series for the first time since 1945, after beating Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of the NLCS Saturday.
The Cubs, who of course famously haven't won a World Series for 108 years, have had relatively recent opportunities to get back to the Fall Classic. Last season, they went to the NLCS but were swept by the New York Mets and back in 2003 they collapsed in both Game 6 and Game 7 of the NLCS to lose the series to the then Florida Marlins.
The team and it's championship-starved fans have lived through the "Curse of the Billy Goat" and the "Bartman debacle of '03," however, and are finally headed back to the World Series.
After a 103-win regular season, the Cubs made quick work of the Giants in the NLDS. They fell behind two games to one in this series, however, before the bats finally woke up and carried them to through the final few games.
Even if you are not a Cubs fan, it's nights like these that should show how truly special sports are.
Congrats Cubbies and best of luck the rest of the way. #FlyTheW