The Chicago Cubs have clinched their first World Series berth since 1945 as they seek their first title since 1908. Fans all around sports know the pain and heartache of the past 108 years in Chicago’s North Side. The last Cubs player that played in the World Series actually hailed from Trumann,just down the road. But to make it worse on the North Siders, their bitter rival the St.Louis Cardinals have won 11 World Series and have won 19 National League Championships since 1926.
The other team in the Series is the Cleveland Indians. The Indians have not won a title since 1948 and have not made the Series since 1997. Cleveland sports (Indians,Browns,and Cavaliers) had not won a title since 1964 but their fortunes have changed this past year with the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship and the Indians going for a title. The past 52 years have been mostly heartbreak and anguish for the city of Cleveland. This World Series will be one of the most anticipated in the history of the series; either the “Curse of the Billy Goat” or the Cleveland Curse is certain to end. ~ Nate Gains