Monday, April 12, 2010

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Cubs Win! Welcome Home!

Ah, spring time is finally here in the Chicago area. Yes fans, baseball is back, and the Cubs are starting their home stay off right with a nice win over the Milwaukee Brewers, with the final score of 9-5. It did get a little scary with the 3-run homer by Ryan Braun in the 5th inning, but we saw some great pitching today by Ryan Dempster. Once again Carlos Marmol looked great in the 9th, and thank the baseball gods that the Cubs bullpen didn't look like they have over the last six games.

Alright fans, seven games are now in the books, and the Cubs are finally putting their bats to good use. So, if you make it out to Wrigley during this home stay, cheer our Cubbies on to some powerful wins. As always, we here at Cubs Magic Number would love to see some pictures, and if you have some quality opening day shots, send it to us with a description of what's going on in the photo and who happens to be in the photo. Go Cubs!

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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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