Cubs are taking steps
To get ready to prepare
For some fall baseball
I received an email on Thursday from my Cubs season ticket representative.
From: Chicago Cubs
Date: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Subject: Fall baseball at Wrigley Field
To: Ed Nickow
Dear Ed Nickow,
It has been an encouraging year as we progress on our long-term plan of sustained success. While there is a lot of baseball left to play, in order to be ready for the prospect of postseason play, we will be taking some initial steps in the coming weeks.
You will receive additional communications throughout August which will include details about the invoice process and timeline as well as a fact sheet and frequently asked questions document.
It's exciting to see our plan start to unfold at the Major League level as our team continues to make solid progress on the field. We look forward to seeing you soon at Wrigley Field!
Two full games behind
Trailing Giants for wild card
Chances are falling
According to Baseball Prospectus, the probability of the Cubs making the postseason stands at 41%, down from 73% a week ago and 80% three weeks ago.
It was fun to get the email and think about spending a few October evenings at Wrigley. And Thursday's come from behind win in Milwaukee was a nice way for the Cubs to win their second in a row. But looking over the past several weeks, unless things change on the field, Cubs fans might have to wait at least one more year before we see more than 162 games.
With the Cubs on the verge of letting the no-waiver trade deadline pass without making any moves, the only steps they seem to be taking concern selling tickets for games that might never be played.
Of course I remain an ever optimistic Cubs fan, holding on to the belief that they'll catch the Giants - especially with those 3 big games coming up next weekend. But the last home stand was disappointing. I was excited to attend 4 of the 6 games but ended up seeing just one Cubs win. Yes, I saw a no-hitter and the David Ross game - examples of how attending a baseball game can be fun even when your team loses. But another win or two would have been better.
The current 2 game winning streak aside, optimism isn't as high as it was a month ago. I hope the email I received yesterday isn't this year's only taste of fall baseball at Wrigley Field.
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