For all the Chicago Cubs fans questioning moves made by the front office ahead of the 2016 World Series title – you cannot take a championship for granted.
When the New York Yankees steamrolled their way to their first American League Championship Series since 2017, Chicago Cubs fans on Twitter were, erm, not happy.
I was floored at how many people were second-guessing the Cubs trading for Aroldis Chapman. All it took was Gleyber Torres playing well for the Yankees to make fans completely dismiss the fact Chicago won a World Series championship. Somehow, just three years later, that seems to carry significantly less weight with way too many people.
Don’t get me wrong. I bought into the hype post-2016 as much as anyone and this year, in particular, stands out as nothing short of a failure. But what’s happened in the wake of that historic season does not matter. Because at the end of the day, the Chicago Cubs won a World Series.
Not feeling thankful for it anymore? Need a reason to appreciate what we all bore witness to? Take a look at the franchise the Cubs knocked out in the 2016 NLCS in the Los Angeles Dodgers – who won their seventh consecutive division crown this year only to see it all go wrong in October.