The Cubs have an off-day today as they travel back to Chicago for a homestand. Their elimination number is currently ONE in the wild card race. Tonight, the current team holding the second wild card (the St. Louis Cardinals) will play one of the teams that is hoping to catch them (the Los Angeles Dodgers) in a battle royale that will have implications for both the National League wild card and the NL West divisional race. LA is only one game back of STL, which means if LA wins, the Cubs stay alive until Friday. Since there are no ties in baseball (at least they are rare), one of them has to win on Friday and the Cubs will be officially mathematically eliminated then. So this is as good a time as any to thank everyone for following the Cubs and our little community on the interwebs.
We’ve tried to keep our blog page and Facebook community as informed as possible for Cubs fans everywhere. We appreciate all the comments, feedback, and contributions from everyone. This community and hobby is not possible without all of your participation.
Thanks to Ivy for doing the game recaps and an occasional random blog while swamped with work and life. It’s always fun to have another point of view as well.
Thanks to Jackson for doing the minor league stuff so I don’t have to.
Thanks to BleacherBum for hanging out with us before his computer exploded. He’ll be back.
Thanks to guys like Packle, Dabynsky and Crazy Cubs Fan for their occasional contributions and insights. Packle and Dabynsky have a particularly analytical angle to their posts while everyone needs to have a passionate meatball fan in CCF. They’ve been a great help and asset to us.
Thanks to Keegan Rush of ChiCitySports.com for helping us get this thing set up in the first place and for letting us piggyback on his Cubs forum for the past year. It’s definitely been a lot of fun dealing with other passionate Cubs fans, intelligent posters and trolls alike. Always entertaining.
Thanks to everyone who has shared our page (both this blog and the Facebook) with their friends, family and fellow Cubs enthusiasts. We’ve grown every year since Anno started this in 2009 and we hope to keep growing so that more and more Cubs fans get the World Series Dreaming experience. We appreciate all viewpoints whether you agree with us or not, as conversation leads to compromise and education for all. Please continue to share our posts, pictures, and snark with everyone you know.
Thanks to the other bloggers out there for sharing our Tweets, posts, and generally being awesome. Please check out our blogroll so you can find other great Cubs coverage.
Thanks to Anno for letting me build this page and blog into what it is now. We’ll continue to ask for suggestions and input so we can improve on what we have.
We’ll continue to slog through the rest of this season and find things to talk about, but it’s great to know that all of you are still out there to hang out with us. So thank you. Round of applause.