September 23, 2023

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Which way will the ball bounce down the stretch for the Chicago Cubs? – The Denver Post

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I woke up Sunday morning to a text from a Chicago Cubs fan who had a sleepless night after watching their 13-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“I guess the good lord doesn’t want the Cubs to win,” the text read.

He was referring to Harry Caray’s call of a 3-2 win over the Montreal Expos on Aug. 2, 1984, before any of the current Cubs players were born. Expos star Pete Rose hit a liner off closer Lee Smith that deflected into the air and was caught on the fly by shortstop Dave Owen, who threw to first for a game-ending double play.

“Cubs win, Cubs win, what a lucky break,” Caray yelled. “The good lord wants the Cubs to win.”

Flash forward 39 years later to Saturday night, when the Cubs were one out from beating the Diamondbacks in 13 innings before Emmanuel Rivera…

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2023-09-19 05:34:39

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