Friday, September 28, 2007


2007 National League Central Division Champions,
The Chicago Cubs!

Hands off my ticket to the divisional series @ Wrigley!

Coming Monday, will go into Playoff Mode. The number will reset to 11, the total number of wins needed by the Cubs this October for a World Championship (3 wins to advance from the Divsional Series, 4 wins for the League Championship Series and 4 wins to seal the World Series). Let's see the site go to 0 once more this year!


Susan said...


jan said...

can someone turn off the car alarms please?

Bill said...

Woo-Hoo! I've been waiting 99 years for this, by gummy! I hope that handsome young man in the picture has good seats for the playoffs! And I hope he sees several Cubs championships before he turns 99 years old.

Anonymous said...

I hear Steve bhartman's going to the first game.

How The Number Works

The Chicago Cubs Magic Number is derived by the following equation: Total Number of Games + 1 - Wins by the Cubs - Losses by Best Opponent.

The Magic Number is affected by one of two events, a Cubs win or the best opponent losing. The number is 163 at the beginning of the season. When the number hits 0, the Cubs have clinched the NL Central and are in the PLAYOFFS!

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This is the year

This is the year
I will watch from just over the rail.