October 30, 2016
By Bob Nightengale
For the Cubs to reach their oasis, they’re going to have to actually win a baseball game Sunday evening at Wrigley Field in Game 5, or their next flight won’t be until spring training.
The Cubs, clobbered 7-2 by the Cleveland Indians, now trail 3-1 in the World Series, leaving Cubs’ fans on the brink of uttering that old refrain:
“Wait ‘til Next Year.’’
The Indians, who have turned this postseason into their own pitching showcase, need just one more victory, and for the first time since 1948, they are World Series champions.
One more defeat, the Cubs will go home for the 108th consecutive winter without a World Series trophy.
Only this time, with all of the expectations, and heavily favored to win the World Series, this heartbreak is more painful....