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Some Bears At Houston Notes

September 13, 2016

This past Sunday both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears played games in Houston vs the Astros and Texans respectively.

The Cubs won their tilt and will almost certainly be the National League one seed.

A game in Houston involving the Bears evokes memories of when baseball tinkered with its rules to accommodate television and the popularity of the reigning NFL champion, Bears.

The 1986 NLCS which eventually ended with a classic New York Mets’ win in Houston vs the Astros in game 6 was supposed to open in the N.L. East winner’s city and if 6th or 7th games were necessary close there as well.

That was not the case as major league baseball gave the N.L. West the home field advantage so that the Bears game at Houston vs the Oilers (now the Tennessee Titans) would not have any conflict or have to be moved.





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