Saturday Cubs Home Run Party Because We’re Bored

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With a long weekend, Saturdays are particularly lazy.  My family and I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather (hello, global climate change!) to open the windows and go outside to play.  Now, here we are on a Saturday night with not much else to do until tomorrow.  The Cubs were also rained out of their on-field workout in Arizona, so it’s like none of us really did anything all day, really.

I perused the 2016 Chicago Cubs scores and saw that the team didn’t actually fare all that well on Saturday.  By my count (and I might be wrong on this one), the Cubs went 11-14 on Saturday in the regular season.  However, the Cubs did play four Saturday games in the postseason, going 3-1 in those contests.  Alas, the final one was the loss in the World Series that put them into a 3-1 hole, but we all know what happened at the end, right?

Since whoever is reading this is as bored as I am, let’s check out those Saturday postseason highlights…

1. October 8, NLDS Game 2 vs. Giants

Here’s Travis Wood (see ya later, good luck on the Royals) hitting only the second postseason home run ever by a relief pitcher:

2. October 15, NLCS Game 1 vs. Dodgers

Miguel Montero hit the loudest home run in Cubs postseason history, and Dexter Fowler (good luck with the Cards) followed that up with his own aftershock:

3. October 22, NLCS Game 6 vs. Dodgers

Anthony Rizzo…off of Clayton Kershaw, no less.  I guess we could give the pitchers some love for only facing the minimum, but this is a home run party, after all:

4. October 29, World Series Game 4 vs. Indians

Yeah, that was an annoying game, but Fowler made sure the Cubs wouldn’t be shut out.  And they came back from a 3-1 deficit, so we can look upon this moment and laugh now.

Good night, everyone!  The Cubs won the World Series.

 

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About Rice Cube

Rice Cube is the executive vice president of snark at World Series Dreaming. He loves all things Cubs, with notable exceptions (specifically, the part of Cubs fandom that pisses him off). Follow on Twitter at cubicsnarkonia

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