“As sure as God made green apples, someday the Cubs are going to be in the World Series.”
“It may be sooner than we think,” Harry Caray told WGN TV viewers after the final game of the 1991 season.
“It seems to me that we don’t have too much time. It seems the ingredients, the nucleus is there. I don’t know who the manager will be.”
“It require’s a veteran manager,” Caray added.
Of course, Caray had a much shorter view of when that will happen, adding that they would need a veteran to handle the mixed of veteran and youngsters on the current roster. All of those players on that roster are long gone.
It’s 15 years later and Caray may be spot on.
Someday will come.
Someday is this year.
Harry Caray uttered those words in 1991. He would call his final game in 1997 and passed away early in 1998.
He never got to live to see this team or really a legit contender, but boy would he be bonkers about a club oozing with so much young talent it doesn’t even have room to fit them all into the lineup.
But this is the year if there ever was going to be the year. 2016 is World Series or bust for the Cubbies.
The Cubs magic number is down to one, the Cubs can clinch the NL Central Division title with a win tonight against Milwaukee at Wrigley.
Joe Maddon was asked what it would mean to clinch at Wrigley:
“Let’s do it, why not.”