Chicago Cubs: I … love L.A.?
And that leaves just one team: the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s hard to believe the Cubs have battled them the past two seasons, and now I’m going to get behind them, but by process of elimination, I have no choice.
They have a long drought to deal with themselves: their last World Series title came in 1988, and last year they lost to the Astros in heartbreaking fashion in Game 7. As strange as it feels, I’m getting behind the Dodgers this postseason, and Cubs fans should, too.
If the Dodgers reach the World Series, they have the talent to take down the supposedly dominant American League and boost the National League’s reputation.
Moreover, the Cubs won’t have to battle the Dodgers nearly as much as the Brewers next season, so they are a much better option—even if it feels wrong to be rooting for them as a Cubs fan.
By process of elimination, the Dodgers seem like the team for Cubs fans to root for—even if it may be hard to stomach for many. So let’s look forward to next season, when the Cubs will hopefully be back in it, fighting for another championship of their own.