Excited about a Cubs-Indians World Series
Well, I am certainly excited about the prospect of a Cubs-Indians World Series. I will be routing for the Cubs, even though they beat my Giants, because I have family in Chicago who are Cubs fans. However, I won’t be particularly disappointed if the Tribe wins, since in either event a team that hasn’t won a World Series in more than 65 years will be the winner.
The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are among the oldest teams in baseball never to have played each other in the World Series, and there is something appealing to me about a all-Midwest World Series since they don’t happen very often. One party that is probably not very happy about this match-up, though, is Fox Sports, since they typically prefer having at least one of the teams from one of the coasts due to better ratings.
We will see what the ratings turn out to be. Chicago is a big market, and there is a lot of drama in this match-up giving that one of two long-time losers has to win at last. The Cubs are reportedly heavy favorites, but as I’ve said and written many times, anything can happen in a short series. It very often comes down to which team gets lucky enough to have more of its players get hot at the right time.