And then there were two.
Chicago, the Windy City, home of the Cubs… vs. Cleveland, the Rock n’ Roll Capital of the World, home of the Indians.
The futility of their baseball teams has been well documented.
The Cubbies haven’t won the World Series since 1908 while the Tribe has not won Major League Baseball’s top prize since 1948.
Something’s gotta give when these two teams meet in the final, starting tonight.
For fans going to these games, they will be giving a lot, of cash.
Ticket prices on the secondary market are going through the roof, including one seller on StubHub who is asking for just under $1 million.
Whichever team comes out on top will also create the latest sports superpower, joining the recent Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks and the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Like every Fall Classic before it, this year’s edition will be decided by the guys on the mound.
Chicago’s pitching staff is deeper, top to bottom, and their lineup is better, at least on paper.
But as we all saw in the ALCS, being better on paper doesn’t mean you’re going to win.
Still, after 108 years — and 6 more games — I think the Cubs will finally be called champions.