Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Monday, January 28, 2008


The Cub's 2008 Marketing Slogan: "I don't need an interpreter. My bat does the talking."

Monday, January 21, 2008


Days until opening day 2008!

Other important dates: Single Game tickets on sale Feb 22nd.
Pitchers and catchers report in 22 days!
Too bad it's freezing in Chicago. Baseball seems very far away

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 pickles@cubsmagicnumber.com 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.