Saturday, June 28, 2008

78

I am just going to forget yesterday. At least the Royals beat up on the Cardinals. That gave us some help. Let's Go Cubs!!! Let's get back on our winning streak today.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

79

WOW!!! Thank heavens for Inter League play and the Detroit Tigers. Those O-birds got to us today, but we get to take on our cross-town rivals tomorrow. Let's hope a road game in our own city won't hurt us. Go Cubs!!

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80

Cubs are starting a new home winning streak and the Cardinals have lost. The number drops once again. We are past halfway now in regards to the magic number. It's very early for that to be the case.

Keep it up Cubbies!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

81

It's great to see our boys in blue rebound after a tough lost. All I have to say is rain delays in Detroit are no fun for anyone. Go Cubs Go!!! Remember: tomorrow is an afternoon game.

Monday, June 23, 2008

82

SWEEP! SWEEP! SWEEP! How good does it feel to be a Cubs fan now?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

84

Cubs win!!! Hot bats in the fourth inning make this an exciting day. Dare we say "sweep"?
I'm bringing my broom and dust pan tomorrow.

Friday, June 20, 2008

85

ARAMIS RAMIREZ WALK OFF HOME RUN!

86

Cardinals lose again, helping the cause.

Crosstown time. Time for the Cubs to run up the score on the White Sox.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

87

Another disappointment in Tampa. Hopefully Big Z is OK. Game three tonight, avoid the sweep.

Cardinals continue to loose to KC, so the number goes down.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

88

Cubs didn't turn out great last night, but the ninth inning was fun. That squeeze play call was exciting, but unfortunatley didn't win it. It was more fun watching that then seeing a popout or strike out.

St Louis lost to KC. So, we drop the number again. The Cubs are in the drivers seat.

Monday, June 16, 2008

89

Good start to inter-league play for the Cubs. Today they're off, if you account the HOF game to be a scrimmage.

Anyways, Tampa Bay is in the Cubs sights for the midweek series. Then it's crosstown time. Looking forward to a fun week.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

90

19 games above .500. I've never seen the number move so fast.

91

Close game in Canada yesterday. Too bad we dropped it. Oh well. Cardinals got ROCKED in Philly, 20-2. Good for the Cubs. We're down to 91.

This is amazing how fast we're crusing along. 18 games above 500 and still over a half a season to go.

Friday, June 13, 2008

92

Throw back game was very entertaining. Off to CANADA.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

94

Dempster full game. Cubs still perfect @ home recently!

95

The Cubs almost flawless at home.

Both Cubs Sox Sunday games coming up will be ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Game of the Week. That would be 3 Cubs games on Sunday ESPN in June. I bet that's a record.

Monday, June 9, 2008

96

Friday, June 6, 2008

98

Close call last night. Wood pulled through though. Another late night tonight. I'm tired.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

100

At the century mark.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

101

Moving right along.

Monday, June 2, 2008

103

Smoking hot Cubs sweep again! To the west coast.

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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