Friday, August 28, 2009

44

Alright, I'll update the number. I'm close to checking out, but hey, the Cubs are not mathematically eliminated yet. They're still a 5 more weeks of baseball to play. Anything can happen, right?

Slim chance is the name of the game. Not as slim as winning tonight's $350M Mega Millions, but close. We'd need to see the Cards have a serious skid and the Cubs be close to perfect. I'd draw up some scenarios, but not doing so makes it seem more possible.

I don't think the Cubs have a shot in the Wild Card. Too many teams (4) means one of them will easily be hot enough to stay above the Cubs. So, the focus is on the Central.

Go Cubs! Win out! Either way, dump Bradley. He's such a distraction with his whining and all.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

49

Cubs finally pull one out in SD to avoid the sweep. Unfortunately, St. Louis has kept pace.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

51

Cubs are beating the Pirates, as they should be. Two down, one more to go. The Cardinals are not dropping any games, so the Cubs need to just keep winning. This is going to be a long race.

Friday, August 14, 2009

53

ho hummm.

Monday, August 10, 2009

54

Cubs are skidding a little bit. One more game in Denver then back to Wrigley for the Phillies. This could be a tough week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

55

Cardinals drop to the Mets in an early game! Cubs on again tonight against the Reds. GO CUBS!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

56

Cubs win another out in Ohio! That new pitcher, Gruzilani or something,rocked! A win well deserved.

GO CUBS!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

57

Cubs take game one against the Reds on the road. A good start.

As for the last series... Gregg is a problem. He blows two saves, ends up winning on one but losing on the other. We need this guy to straighten up, if possible. If not, perhaps move Marmol into that role. Just a thought.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

58

The Cardinals lose to the Astros. Cubs are playing now. Go Cubs!

59

Cubs pull off the win late. Hopefully they'll grab the rubber match game 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.

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