19:08…oh, 7:08 Central time. I get it now. Seriously? Is this what St. Louis Cardinals fans have to do with their time? Okay, I have no proof of that, but for all intents and purposes, let’s just say that’s where this came from.
After one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory for our beloved Chicago Cubs, this is what’s being thrown around the Internet. Okay, there’s probably much worse things going around right now, but that’s beside the point. Not only is it a crying shame that the two teams that finished the regular season with the second and third-best records in all of baseball have to play one game to decide who visits the team with the best record in baseball, but the 1908 talk has already started, and it’s not just the Internet that’s doing it.
If you were watching the American League Wild Card game on Tuesday night on ESPN, you may have noticed the ticker showing the upcoming games, pitching match-ups, and those fun stats that ESPN just loves. As soon as they rolled around to the CHC-PIT game, the first thing that came up was the fact that the Cubs hadn’t won the World Series since 1908. Not only did it say that, but then they had to follow up with doing the math for us, letting us know that’s 106 seasons. I know that new common core math gets a little tricky, but come on.
Does any real baseball fan, and especially any real Cubs fan, not know this fact? Look, I get it. It’s hysterical to people who don’t bleed Cubbie blue, but to the North Side faithful, it really does get old. Maybe not as old as that 116-year-old woman in Brooklyn who was nine when the Cubs last won the World Series, but still. See, Cubs fans do have a sense of humor. We have to. It’s impossible sometimes not to laugh when talk of goats and black cats and Bartman comes around EVERY single time the Cubs make the playoffs. If you really want to get technical about it, the Cubs latest playoff game starts at 20:08, or 8:08 as the game is in Pittsburgh, but that just wouldn’t be any fun, now would it?
I forgot what I was talking about. What time is the game on in Chicago?