A pool of 10 teams has been narrowed down to two, with the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians ready to clash in major league baseball’s 112th Fall Classic.
It all comes down to this. From an MLB executive office standpoint, the 2016 postseason could not have played out more perfectly.
Consistent well-played, well-fought series that went tooth and nail but, ultimately, the two feel-good stories claimed the two available pennants.
A combined drought of 174 years will be put into play when the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians kick off the World Series tonight at Progressive Field.
Then there were TWO! https://t.co/5QpdTFQgYA #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/boRh2T2fFX
— MLB (@MLB) October 23, 2016
The most amazing, dramatic, and intensifying part of it all? Only one team will come out on top. Only one team can hoist the commissioner’s trophy when the best-of-seven duel is all said and done. Only one team will put years of misery to bed, once and for all.
For the Cubs, the magic number was 108 heading into the playoffs. For the Tribe, the magic number was 68.
Starting tonight, for both teams, the magic number is four.
With every fan anticipating one of the more unique tilts in recent history, there are certain factors that must be known heading in. There are particular aspects that cannot be hidden under the rug.
With that said, Elite Sports NY is here to provide you with the only extensive preview which completely cuts through the sideshow.