Last year, the Chicago Cubs captured the hearts and imaginations of their long-suffering fan base, making the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and advancing to the NLCS for the first time since 2003. The Cubs were swept by the Mets, but with a young, talented roster, they seem poised to be in contention for the next several years.
In fact, SB Nation reporter and Chicago native Susannah Collins believes the Cubs will win a World Series in the foreseeable future.
“Call me crazy, they have hurt me before, but the Cubs are going to do it (within the next three years),” Collins said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I have actually thought about (what that will be like for my family). Our whole family, we go back generations of Cubs fans. And my dad, he gets so emotional even talking about it. I honestly think that he would fall to his knees and lose control of everything. It would just overwhelm him, and I’ve thought about how I will need to be there with him (to help him through the experience). I’ve had these visions and if and when the Cubs are ever in the World Series, I have sworn we will be watching the games together. It’s too big. I’ve already told SB Nation. Even last year, I was like, ‘Guys, if the Cubs make it to the World Series, I’m checking out. I know I have job to do. Priorities.’”
The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908 and have not played in one since 1945.