Saturday, September 6, 2008


Praise be to the baseball gods!!!  The Cubs have won, and have ended that horrible 6-game losing streak.

Now, I'm not tooting my own horn here, but I didn't post for a while because my family was on vacation and because our friend, 89 Cubs, and my husband, Mister Pickles, both posted.  On the night I decide to post, the Cubs finally get that elusive win.  Maybe I'm that lucky.  Ha!!!  Or maybe we should let the boys of summer take control of their own destiny.  Soriano sure helped out with his 3 home runs, and Derosa came up strong with his 3-run home run.  Also, Happy Birthday, D-Lee.  It was nice to see his bat come to life, as well.

We here at Cubs Magic Number would like to thank all the Cub fans for the great responses to some of our posts.  This great game would be nothing without the fans.  For all of you who have sent pictures, be prepared to see them in the next few posts.  We are putting them online with our magic number countdown.  Let's Go Cubs!!!  Let's close out this series with a win tomorrow.

Oh, and if anyone knows where the power and accuracy from some of the Cubs pitchers have gone, please contact the pitching staff right away.  I don't think there is a reward, but it would be nice to get that back before the playoffs.

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.

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This is the year

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