To the great relief of all superstitious Cubs fans near and far, the Curse of the Billy Goat has been lifted. For the first time in over a century, the Chicago Cubs has won the World Series. Even those who weren’t regular Cubs fans, or even baseball fans for that matter, tuned in to witness it happen. It’s been a long time coming, but this year’s win came as no real surprise to those who’ve been keeping an eye on the team all year.
The 2016 World Series run for the Chicago Cubs has been almost flawless from beginning to end. From offense to defense to an exceptional lineup of players, everything was coming up roses for the Cubs. At the end of the regular season, the Cubs had scored the third highest number of runs (behind Boston and Colorado). They had delivered solid pitching, culminating in a 3.15 ERA for the team. They had two NL Cy Young Award candidates, three position players at the top 12 in NL in WAR and 103 wins under their belts.
With records like these, the World Series trophy practically had their name on it. But this team worked for it, and the Cubs are here to stay, for the time being. This is just the beginning of their comeback.