Chicago Cubs: Top five moments during the team’s window of contention

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Javy Baez, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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While the Cubs’ window of contention” might be over, memories last forever.

Depending on your outlook, it’s either a time for reflection or a time for mourning if you’re a Cubs fan. And, mind you, I’m specifically talking about the Chicago Cubs here and not the bigger issues in the world at large that dwarf baseball right now.  However, if you’re feeling a bit annoyed or frustrated about the direction the team seem to be going, here’s a little Christmas gift from me to you.

The legendary yet totally subjective “Window of Contention” for the Cubs has sparked untold discussions amongst friends, enemies, and baseball people. Was it a failure? Was it a success? Was one title enough? Should it have lasted longer? Is it even over officially?

These existential questions probably won’t keep you up at night, yet they’re questions that linger now that the window seems to be in the process of being replaced. While we don’t know what kind of window will be replacing the old one, we do know that the old one was phenomenal and gave us access to many a great sights while it was at its peak.

So, let’s dust off that not so old window and take a look back at the five best moments during the Cubs most recent window of contention from 2015-2020.