One team hasn’t won the World Series in 108 years… the other has endured a 68 year drought.
That’s 176 years of futility for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.
So it seems only fitting that these two teams will play a Game 7 in the Fall Classic Wednesday night.
I actually thought the Tribe was going to wrap up the series Tuesday night, thinking that even though Jake Arrieta was on the mound for the Cubbies, Cleveland would somehow find a way to win.
But Arrieta was stellar again and the Cubs started fast and furious en route to a 9-3 blowout.
How about Addison Russell?
His fly ball to shallow right-centerfield dropped to the ground thanks to miscommunication in the Indians’ outfield and scored two runs in the first inning.
Two innings later he launched a grand slam into the bleachers and finished with a record tying 6 RBI’s.
What happens tonight is anyone’s guess but odds are with Corey Kluber and Kyle Hendricks on the mound runs will be scarce.
Hendricks was baseball’s ERA champion this season and hasn’t allowed a run in either of his last two starts.
Kluber won Games 1 and 4 of the World Series and has a remarkable 0.89 ERA in five playoff starts this year.
I’m pulling for the Cubs, but I’d love to see the Indians win too.
Either way, with so much drama and all the history behind these two teams, baseball is the big winner.