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Fly The W: Cubs Win 8th Straight Game

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The 2016 season seems like it will be all about the Cubs, which could make them America’s team. But seriously, if you are a true baseball fan, secretly you have to be rooting for Chicago to finally win a World Series. It almost seems unfair that they haven’t won since 1908.

And so far this season, they are taking their fans on an amazing run that really seems like it will never end.

It’s almost too good to be true that the Cubs have the best record in baseball at 25-6, (tying the 1907 squad for best start in franchise history), have only lost three games apiece at home (12-3) and away (13-3), haven’t lost a game by more than five runs, but have already had several blow out victories, highlighted by a 16-0 no-hit gem by Jake Arrieta (6-0, 1.13) against the Cincinnati Reds on April 21st.

Now this is not to say they aren’t a good team, but who really saw this coming, not even the movie Back to the Future, could have predicted this epic start to the season.

If looking at numbers as a team in all the majors, the Cubs are first in runs (184), walks (156), and OBP (.369) and second in RBIs (173), which boasts that they are winning by being patient at the plate.

On the mound they lead the majors with 25 wins,  a 2.62 ERA, have given up the least earned runs (82), and opponents are batting just .202, which is also tops in the majors.

I am sure this won’t be the last time we write winning posts about the Cubs, because this year just seems like they are destined to finally break the curse. If that happens, it will be another Cinderella ending to a great baseball season, but Cubs fans shouldn’t get that far ahead of themselves, just enjoy this run for what it’s worth, winning baseball at it’s best.

 

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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