As the first pitch of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series nears, almost all of the focus is on the Chicago Cubs opportunity to make history, reverse curses and reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1945. If any team has needed a 48-hour break to clear its mind and perhaps even allow the pressure to shift to the other side, it’s this Dodgers squad.
The Chicago Cubs could tonight do something they haven’t in 71 years: earn a spot in the World Series. A win for the Cubs in tonight’s game six of the National League playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers would put the team into the annual championship series of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1945. It would also bring the Cubs one step closer to winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
Alex Rodriguez cannot stop his face from making that look when Pete Rose starts complimenting Derek Jeter. Kevin Burkhardt, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose, and Frank Thomas have been providing interesting commentary before and after the games, with A-Rod in particular standing out as a guy with deep baseball knowledge and a thoughtful approach. Of course, when you sit A-Rod and his thoughtful approach next to Pete Rose, king of the hot take, you’re bound to get a few strange and uncomfortable moments.