Saturday, September 20, 2008



From the celebration at wrigley!
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buckets4eyes said...

Let's go cubs! Let's go for homefield advantage!

smashboy said...

Just an FYI, the magic number for owning homefield advantage right now is 3 (on the New York Mets) and 2 (on the Philadelphia Phillies) as of 8:45pm Eastern time. If either of them lose tonight, their numbers will go down by 1. The Cubs may claim a league-wide victory as early as tomorrow!

smashboy said...

Make that magic number 2 now for both teams. Let's see how it goes today.

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!

This site represents the Magic Number for clinching the National League Central Division . If the Wild Card becomes relevant for getting into the post season, this site may contain both. In that case, the Wild Card number will clearly be denote.

Shoot an email to with comments and suggestions. Also, drop a Cubs theme'd photo with a story. It may be posted during future number updates.

This is the year

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