CONGRATULATIONS Chicago Cubs!
Some #NeverTrumper said to me back in April, “Trump has the same chance of making it to the Presidency as the Cubs and Indians have making it to the World Series.”
Another @Mr_Pinko says HERE
CONGRATULATIONS Chicago Cubs
On November 2, 2014, the Cubs announced that Joe Maddon had signed a five-year contract to be the 54th manager in team history.
On December 10, 2014, Maddon announced that the team had signed free agent Jon Lester to a 6-year, $155 million contract. Many other trades and acquisitions occurred during the off season. The opening day lineup for the Cubs contained five new players including center fielder Dexter Fowler. Rookies Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were in the starting lineup by mid-April, and rookie Kyle Schwarber was added in mid-June.
On August 30, Jake Arrieta threw a no hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Cubs finished the 2015 season in third place in the NL Central, with a record of 97–65, third best in the majors.
On October 7, in the 2015 National League Wild Card Game, Arrieta pitched a complete game shutout and the Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4–0.
The Cubs defeated the Cardinals in the 2015 National League Division Series three games to one, qualifying for a return to the NLCS for the first time in 12 years, where they faced the New York Mets.
This was the first time in franchise history that the Cubs clinched a playoff series at home in Wrigley Field. However, they were swept in four games and were unable to make it to their first World Series since 1945.
On April 21 in the 2016 season, the Cubs hit five home runs, winning 16–0 against the Cincinnati Reds with Arrieta pitching the second no-hitter of his career. By May 5’s sweep of the Pirates and then the Nationals, the Cubs had started the year with a record of 24–6 in their first 30 games. The Cubs ended the 2016 regular season with a record of 103-58. The first time they have won over 100 games in a season since 1910, and secured the NL Central title. They advanced to the NLDS to face the wild card Giants, and defeated them in four games. The Cubs then clinched the pennant for the first time since 1945. They defeated the Dodgers 4–2.