Once Again, Luck is a Cubs Fan
Chicago Cubs have luck on their sides. That sentence reads like a jaded Brewers fan whose father texted him until midnight being mad that Chicago advanced to the NLCS. But I promise you it’s not. Did the Cubs get a couple strokes of luck tonight? Yes, they certainly did. Who could have predicted the botched ball in left or the Jose Loboton baserunning error that wasn’t in the eight inning. But luck is usually a product of being good. And that’s what the Cubs are, they’re good. And the luck follows along like a best friend.
Chicago isn’t as good as last year. You know this. I know this, hell the Cubs fan base knows this, but here’s the thing. They do not quit. Honestly, they are zombies who are hellbent on winning baseball games in October and before that. Watching Brewers-Cubs live on a Thursday night with Milwaukee losing their last two games, they should have won that game hundreds of times, yet somehow, some fucking way, Chicago found their way to win. Yes, it felt like luck was on their side, but it’s truly the way they play baseball. It’s never surrender at all points of the game.
Grasp your head around this for a second… Cubs were down 4-3, and Max Schrezer, arguably the best pitcher in the National League this season, comes in to shut the down. It wasn’t as intense as Kershaw doing against Washington last year but had a similar vibe. Cubs tagged him for four runs (two earned) to take the lead. Matt Wieters completely goofs a throw to a first to lead to two more runs. Some call that luck, but I’d call it the opposing team terrified to make a mistake, so one happens out of nowhere.
Cubs-Dodgers round two will be a slobber knocker. This Dodgers team look so good against Arizona, and they seem like the poise is actually there. They have their own demons like Washington, and one team that can control those like puppet masters, it’s the Cubs.