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Hi, Cubs! Crushing you gives us less pleasure.

I know I’m not alone in finding a kindred spirit in Cubs fans…

You’ll have your year, Cubbies… but it won’t be this one… and it’s not starting tonight…

The internet says you haven’t been to Fenway in over 90 years.

“This was the time when the Bambino, Babe Ruth, was still a pitcher, not a slugger redefining the way the game is played. A total of 235 home runs were hit in 1918, an average of 0.231 per game, whereas today’s average is 1.743 per game. The league ERA was 2.77, a number that would earn an individual All-Star status even in today’s era of newfound pitching prominence. The best hitter in the game that year was the Tigers’ Ty Cobb, who hit .382. The best pitcher was Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators, who went 23-13 with a 1.27 ERA.”

Good. To. Know.

So, Cubbies, if my vote counts, we’ll go easy on you today.

Saaaaayyyyyyy 8-4? 8-4 sound good?


  1. Jup
    May 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I vote 5-1 Boston, with the only run the Cubs get coming off the bat of Carlos Pena…. and only because he is a former Sox, Boston native.

  2. May 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I’ve read a story recently. 1919 White Sox were inspired throw the series against the Reds by the 1918. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110420/ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_cubs1918_world_series

  3. May 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I guess your vote didn’t count. That was definitely not “going easy.” Heh. Heck of a game, though. I kind of felt sorry for the Cubbies. They looked like little-leaguers out there. A lot of errors.

  4. FireDannyAinge
    May 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    We will win the game 15-5

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