Chicago Cubs: Punching their ticket to the next round
The Lobaton play was the beginning of the end. Everyone around me cried bloody murder and said that instant replay was allowing for too many complexities, and taking the human error out of baseball. Twitter blew up, too.
How ironic that one year later most fans are talking about implementing an electronic strike zone.
Davis retired the side in order in the ninth, striking out Harper for the final out to put a fitting stamp on an epic game. While the Nats fans poured out of the stadium, Cubs fans sprinted to the third base dugout.
I have never high-fived so many random strangers in my life. Cubs fans waved “W” flags and sang “Go Cubs Go” as the team celebrated their third consecutive trip to the NLCS. It was one of the most incredible games in postseason, and one I will be thinking about as the Cubs face Scherzer on Saturday afternoon in Washington.