This is why the Cubs are a playoff team:
The Cubs were 33-39 and 8 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the Central.
But Chicago did it, with the help of Milwaukee’s collapse, by going 52-38 the rest of the way.
(From the Arizona press)
How is this possible, you ask? It must be a fluke! No.
The Cubs essentially changed three of the four positions in the middle of the diamond, long considered the epicenter of any contending baseball team.
“We had to make changes here, because it wasn’t working,” Piniella said. “The team had lost a lot of games last year, and it wasn’t working early in this year.
Also, HOLY SHIT, I had no idea how many more articles get written about your team once they make the playoffs. People start paying attention.