I was born to watch games like this. Our beloved Cubs travel to Cincinnati, where they'll face four pitchers with a combined ERA of 5.73. Going against these four "aces" will be Williams, Prior, Wood, and Maddux. Yowza.
Unfortunately, they won't be carrying an 8-game winning streak into the competition. Unfortunate because that means I won't be naked atop a moose any time soon. But that's ok. After all - let's face it - Naked Kurt + Moose = not good for anybody.
The Cubs are currently 46-45. They are 13 games behind the Cardinals in the NL Central, and 4 games behind the Braves in the Wild Card standings. They can still make it as the Wild Card team, but it's going to take a bit of Miracle Time.
What is "Miracle Time," you ask? Miracle Time is that infinite moment when hope is abandoned for chance, when opportunity is replaced by faith. Miracle Time is when there is absolutely nothing left to believe in, leaving blind luck as our only road to success. We've seen it before, but perhaps never as something that's helped the Cubs.
Will we see it this year? Or will our hearts be broken again?
I don't know. But it'd be nice to have something worth believing in.