Check out where the other Chicago sports teams were when the last time the Chicago Cubs finished in first place in the NL Central.
While yes, it is only the beginning of April, and yes, the Cubs are technically tied for first place. The Cubs are still in first place and it feels so good. It has been such a long time since the Cubs actually did finish in first place. The last time the Cubs finished in first place was 2008. Yes, 2008. When Lou Piniella was the manager, Kosuke Fukudome, Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, Derek Lee, Alfonso Soriano, and Aramis Ramirez were all holding down the fort on the North Side. But, let’s take a look at some events that were happening when the Cubs finished in first place back in 2008.