Chicago Cubs fans need to appreciate the Joe Maddon era while it lasts

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On the verge of a fourth consecutive postseason appearance, Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs are in the midst of the Golden Era in franchise history.

With the Chicago Cubs clinching their fourth-straight season with at least 90 wins over the weekend, it’s important to put what Joe Maddon and this team has done into perspective. The Cubs haven’t had this much success since 1906-1908 when they appeared in three-straight World Series.

However, if the Cubs clinch the postseason this week, it would be the first time in franchise history they appearing in the postseason four years in a row. With all of the injuries, off-field drama, at times, and lofty expectations, fans are bearing witness to the best Cubs team ever.

Fans sometimes are hard on this team, but here are a few reasons why we need to appreciate this group now more than ever.