Chicago Cubs: Five reasons to care about this year’s World Series

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The Chicago Cubs aren’t playing in the World Series for the third straight year. Yet there are at least five reasons for Cubs fans to watch the Fall Classic.

No, the Chicago Cubs are not playing in the World Series this year. In fact, a lot of fans are still upset over the disappointing finish to the 2019 season. In addition, many of the fans have turned their attention to the ongoing managerial search, trying to figure out whether the next skipper will be David Ross, Joe Espada, Joe Girardi or someone else. And of course, there’s plenty to talk about regarding what the roster will look like next year.

Yet the baseball season isn’t over yet. We’ve got a great matchup ahead between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series. And we’re not just Cubs fans; we’re also baseball fans and we should appreciate a good matchup whenever we see one.

The Nationals overcame a rough start to earn an NL Wild Card spot. After a comeback win against the Milwaukee Brewers, they surprised the heavily favored Los Angeles Dodgers by winning the NLDS in five games before dominating the Cardinals in a four-game sweep of the NLCS.

Meanwhile, the Astros had a dominant regular season, and after surviving a tough test in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Astros knocked out the New York Yankees in a thrilling six-game ALCS.

Don’t care about either of these teams? That’s fair enough, yet if Cubs fans look closely, we can see that there are at least five reasons that they specifically should care about this year’s World Series. Let’s take a look at them.