Friday, April 29, 2011


Friday, April 22, 2011


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Sunday, April 17, 2011


Saturday, April 16, 2011


Thursday, April 14, 2011


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Monday, April 11, 2011


Reds lose.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Cubs win and Reds lose. Soto and Baker have a big night against the Brew Crew. Let's keep it going tonight!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Don't look now, the Reds finally lost a game. News isn't looking to good for Cashner or Wells. For more check out our friends over at Obstructed View.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Quite the see-saw of a game! Castro remains on fire and not a bad start for Cashner. Cubs are above .500 for the 1st come on Reds losing!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Nice offense on a cold, windy day. Great to see Fonzy heating up, and oh man is Castro looking good! Now if the Reds could start losing a few...

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Come from behind victory for the Cubs over the Pirates! Let's get the rubber match.

Friday, April 1, 2011


Opening day is here! FINALLY. Let the fun begin and bring on Spring!

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.