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September 23, 2016

On Friday October 7th, weather permitting of course, the Chicago Cubs will open a best of five post season series at home for the third time. They lost the previous two, a 2008 division series vs the Dodgers and the 1984 NLCS.

In that famed and last best of 5, National League Championship Series in 1984, the San Diego Padres lost the first two games in Chicago, but won the final three at S.D. denying the Cubs their first pennant in 39 years.

Now the number of years has grown to at least 71 and while the Cubs are the top choice and barely over even money, to finally win the N.L. crown, I see many intangibles working against them, not the least of which, the fact they have won too many games, especially vs contenders.

Maybe the Cubs will “lay down” (“Sally”) a bit, when hosting the contending Cardinals for 3 games this weekend. Of course “St. Loo” must face Jake Arrieta today, continuing a big  contrast concerning facing “on paper” top pitching opponents, with one of their fellow bogus wild card(s) contenders, the New York Mets.

That team (the Mets), which recently lost all three home games to the lowly Atlanta Braves, twice avoided Washington ace Max Scherzer thanks to Dusty Baker’s questionable “good graces” and will not face Miami Marlins’ ace Jose Fernandez, when the teams begin a three game series in Miami next week.

 

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