The Chicago Cubs are no longer playing baseball, and a new team is set to be crowned World Champions — But I’m here to tell you why you should be happy.
It was easy being disappointed following the prompt sweep, but the feeling was those Cubs would be back. They came back in 2016 and conquered the baseball world.
Headlined by the brain trust of Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Co., filtered on down to the coaching staff led by Joe Maddon and a deep roster core of potential, youth, and veterans.
A team that would be a contender year after year. The 2017 Cubs were just that.
They weren’t dominant like the ’16 iteration, but they were resilient as they have shown to be under Maddon. Hungover through the first half, they came out with a vengeance after the All-Star Break.