Friday, May 30, 2008


Are you kidding me? Down 8 - 0 and then 9 - 1 and we rally to 9 - 10? I wouldn't have believed it if I wasn't listening


The Cubs have the best record in all major leagues.

Thursday, May 29, 2008



Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Today's number is sponsored by the number 1.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


We are good @ Wrigley.

Monday, May 12, 2008



Sunday, May 11, 2008


Arizona is easier this year...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Big Z pulls in a much needed win!

Monday, May 5, 2008


Ok. Time to turn this slump around.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


19-5 Cubs over Milwaukee. Need I say any more?

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.