The Cubs had gone 108, mainly inept, seasons without prevailing the World Series and I was in a barroom in Pasadena the day they intention the drought
In 1989 a scriptwriter announced Bob Gale needed to sort out a patch twist for Back to the Future Part II, the one where Marty McFly purposes up travelling a hoverboard in 2015.” What was the most absurd thing you have been able should be considered in 1989 ?” Gale said, many years later.” What would clear Marty McFly go: “WHAT???” What would utter him want to bet on plays? And it was the Cubs winning the World Series .”
At the time it ogled the safest of selects. The Cubs were famously inept. Generations of followers at their historic, ivy-clad Wrigley Field had witnessed nothing but failure and underachievement since their last-place World Series victory in 1908. Even the White Sox, their cross-city rivals, succeeded a World Series triumph in 2005 having started the season as 66 -1 fires, but the Cubs’ shortage moved beyond a century with no signed of any relief.
But exactly a year adrift of Gale’s absurd prophecy, in 2016, the Cubs impelled it through to the World Series for the first time since 1945. They were up against the Cleveland Indians who, in a neat turn, had the second-longest championship drought- a mere 68 seasons, compared to the Cubs’ 108. When the Indians climbed to a 3-1 line pas, including consecutive prevails at Wrigley Field in its 100 th time, for Cubs followers, all hope once again seemed lost. But two wins of their own levelled it up and thrust a Game 7 decider at the Indian’ Progressive Field in Cleveland.