When will Cubs fans learn? You don’t fuck with the curse. The minute you think you have it beaten, it comes back to bite you in the ass.
1984: The Padres suck, we’re going to sweep them!
Whoops, a ball through Leon Durham’s leg and all of the sudden Alan Wiggins, Kurt Bevaqua and the Padres win three in a row to boot your ass out of the playoffs.
2003: Let’s have Bernie Mac come and sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” for the 7th Inning Stretch!
What did you say? Bernie is actually a Sox fan? And what’s that guy thinking in trying to catch a foulball? Next thing you know, the Marlins are World Champs.
And now 2008: The Cubs are the class of National League. Getting to the World Series will be easy! We better buckle down for the crazy celebrations that will erupt in Wrigleyville!
So the city of Chicago gets a little presumptuous and suspends liquor and beer sales in the city for one hour after the 7th inning, assuming that they would be in the World Series. And my old friends at Old Style get wise and come out with an 80oz can to create their own little loop hole – again ASSUMING that the Cubs would go deep into the playoffs. (click the image below for the full story)
So, now the Cubs are down 2-0 and head to LA having to win three in a row just to advance to the NLCS. But, I’m not going to say that it’s over. I’m a Cardinals fan and way smarter than that. But when you see a whole bunch of 80oz “Clinch Cans” at a dump in Joliet, don’t say I didn’t warn you.