A special thanks first to former Cub great Greg Maddux, for winning the game that clinched the division for my beloved Chicago Cubs. How fitting, but even more sweet because I predicted it may happen, and because the Padres (and Rockies) wound up winning just enough games, but not too many games, to ensure I get to see my first Cubs playoff game ever! Yes….the Cubs will be making their way to my neck of the woods (er….mountains?), and I couldn’t be more excited about it!
How will this Wednesday, at Chase Field in sunny Arizona, turn out for the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs? Here is how I see things going down….
What’s that? You aren’t as confident the game will go quite like that? Well….you know….wait!
Do You Know Better?
Normally, this is the point when I explain, as politely as I can, that I am correct and that if for some odd reason you disagree, then you really should know better. Today is a different day, as this season has deposited us in unfamiliar territory in the history of the CCO: the playoffs!
For the first time since Neil found a way to manipulate space-time and lengthen his day from 24 to 30 hours (how else do you think he manages to get all this done?!) the CCO finally has playoffs to analyze, critique, and predict….and not just to dream about.
So I am turning it over to you, CCO Readers….let’s hear your predictions. Let’s hear how you picture the Zambrano-Webb Duel in the Desert unfolding. What were the biggest factors as well: replacing Dusty with Lou, the emergence of Carlos Marmol, the 2nd-half power surge of Lee, Ramirez, and Soriano, the acquisition of Ted Lilly, or the return to form of Bobby Howry and Scott “Stevie” Eyre, etc….?
We have some time to kill today, so dust off those crystal balls, re-read those Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce excerpts and see what you believe to be in the future for the Cubs this week. I look forward to reading your thoughts, and, until next time, let’s hope our Big Three (and their nagging injuries) benefit from this additional rest, that Big Z doesn’t psyche himself out with too much time to think, and let’s go Cubs!