1984 Cubs

Cubs Appear Ripe for "Miracle" Season (in 1984)

No, this isn't a bold Ryan Dempster-like statement about the Cubs 2008 chances. We're going to hop into the DeLorean we have sitting around here at the sprawling TCR headquarters and visit my all-time favorite Cubs team - the 1984 ballcub.


I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who can point to the 1984 Cubs as the reason why they're still Cubs fans today. As a young nine-year old living in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, I had not yet quite sworn my life-debt to either Chicago team. If anything I was leaning towards the White Sox as they had just come off of a successful 1983 season and Dad G. fancied himself more a White Sox fan over the Cubs. Plus me and my brother scored like 8 White Sox helmets on a giveaway day the year before and that was kind of cool.

Then 1984 hit and the Cubs-love swept through Chicago. The mix of the "Daily Double", WGN, Harry Caray and being able to catch the end of most Cubs homes games right when I got home for school was enough to sway me to the Northsiders.

But, this piece isn't about my reasons for being a Cubs fan, rather about one man's bold prediction.

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  • Check out John Arguello at Cubs Den for great analysis & photos from Cubs AZ Instructs

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    Arizona Phil 2 hours 38 min ago view
  • soler + hammel for mike trout is pretty much a sure thing. *nods*

    crunch 7 hours 56 min ago view
  • Not an inspired outing by Rondon. Seemingly got ahead of every hitter but had no swing and miss pitch today, slider had no bite.

    Somebody give Soler some smelling salts - yeesh

    Eric S 7 hours 57 min ago view
  • And...now that runner scores on a single...

    The E-Man 8 hours 8 min ago view
  • So where do you think Soler will be traded to this off season?

    jacos 8 hours 10 min ago view
  • And right on cue he throws to third with no chance to get runner on 2nd so the batter takes 2nd easily. How long has he been playing baseball??

    The E-Man 8 hours 10 min ago view
  • Man you cannot put Soler out there late in games for Playoffs. Yuch...

    The E-Man 8 hours 17 min ago view
  • Such is the life of a fatted calf...

    JoePepitone 8 hours 31 min ago view
  • fowler with a triple in the 4th...he's a HR away from a "natural" cycle

    crunch 9 hours 4 min ago view
  • ...and contreras takes one off the hand and he's in obvious pain. sigh.

    he's staying in the game, though he's wringing his hand out during breaks in the action. aside from that he seems to have no issue giving signs or tossing back to the pitcher.

    ...and he's batting in the cubs half of the following inning. sweet.

    crunch 9 hours 8 min ago view
  • his collapse started on august 21st this season...so it's a slight improvement.

    but wow, what a collapse since then...only 2 out of 7 can be considered good/decent.

    crunch 9 hours 20 min ago view
  • I'm really going to enjoy watching Hammel watch the playoffs.

    Jackstraw 9 hours 38 min ago view
  • The always combustible Jason Hammel

    jacos 9 hours 58 min ago view
  • Hammel :(

    Charlie 10 hours 35 sec ago view
  • That was fun.

    Charlie 13 hours 1 sec ago view
  • "home field advantage through the playoffs?"

    Except for the away games.

    VirginiaPhil 13 hours 12 min ago view