Google+

Cubs V. Mets: Youth, Predictions & A Whole Lot of Fun

 

Cubs V. Mets: Youth, Predictions & A Whole Lot of Fun

By Amy Lignor

 

Yes, the Mets lead. Game 1 is in their win column, but if they think those Cubs are going down easily, they should think again.

 

Cubs vs MetsThis is one of the very first times in the sports nation where baseball may just be garnering as many headlines as football (the real American pastime), which is almost never seen. Not to bash baseball, of course, but the football hype, rivalries, and teams yapping at each other all the time leave sports reporters with no space left to place an article about baseball. But the Cubs v. Mets have changed all that. No surprise, this is one rivalry that will always be one of the best stories ever written.

 

The Cubs are in the most amazing drought of all time. This, we know. They are still surrounded by jinxes and hexes, etc. This, too, we know. But now they are surrounded by odd predictions coming from the strangest of places; predictions that happen to be on their side. Not experts in sports, mind you, but a writer in Hollywood who actually made a “joke” way back when on the big screen in one of the best franchise series ever made, Back to the Future. In the sequel to this high-grossing movie, there was a moment in the future (AKA: 2015) that said the Cubs did win it all. Could a Hollywood writer have been psychic?

 

Actually…no. It was in 1989 that he stated in “Back to the Future, II” that the Cubs would win the 2015 World Series, but the man was making a huge joke. He is actually a major St. Louis Cardinals fan. But wouldn’t it be funny…or perhaps fate, itself, to have this one prediction come true?

This has created such a vibe for Cubs fans that many will most likely run out to a special showing on Wednesday of this week when “Part II” returns to theaters. It is just for this one day – the exact same day of the NL Championship Game 4 with the Cubs hosting the Mets.

It’s important to remember, however, that in reality the Cubs did have a 7-0 record against the Mets this year heading into this rivalry of all rivalries. The Mets were swept by the Cubs, and on July 2nd of this year they managed only one run against the Cubs in the three-game series that was played.

 

But…is it that easy when it comes to the Championship Series? The Mets have already racked up that first one, and chances are they are not about to believe some Hollywood prediction made decades ago. In fact, they will stick to the jinxes and the hexes when it comes to their rivals, and keep moving forward as fast as possible.

 

The biggest story about this matchup should be when it comes to age. These are young, vibrant players facing off. There are no “old fogies” getting ready for the Hall of Fame out there. The Mets have the young pitchers with arms that send the ball out like a rocket shooting through the sky. They have made headlines all their own. What they are faced with is the Cubs who have the best young hitters in the business.

 

Breakdown for the Mets, is Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz. These pitchers are all under the age of twenty-eight, with two making their MLB debuts this season. Heck, they’re barely out of high school when you think about it. They went from Little League to the Big League as if it was only yesterday. Combined, they have struck out 593 batters in 566 innings when this series first began.

 

But…bring on the hitters. The Cubs are not without massive weapons when it comes to their young hitters who led baseball – all of baseball – with over 1,500 strikeouts in the regular season.

 

No matter what, this series that will go down in the history books alongside all the rest, is going to be a whole lot of fun to watch; with most people (no offense to Mets’ fans out there) eager to see the Cubs break the jinx, and cause a Hollywood writer (AKA: St. Louis fan) to cry over ever making the joke that the Cubs won the World Series in 2015. If they do beat the Mets when all is said and done, this will definitely be a note to all writers out there to think before you speak.

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for May 24, 2016

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for May 24, 2016   The Finest Hours http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B019PQ0NZG/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Risen http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BZ4DOGQ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 How to Be Single http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BU9B742/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Eleventh Hour http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BEDN03K/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 1916: The … [Read More its Good for You...]

Books

From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation

  From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Haymarket Books Paperback, $17.95 286 pages ISBN: 978-1-60846-562-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

ART EXHIBITION: 150 Years After The Civil War

  Cynthia Groya 150 Years After The Civil War: A Contemporary Perspective January 10 - March 6, 2016 Artist's Reception: Sunday, January 24, 3:00 - 5:00 pm Nassau Club 6 Mercer Street  Princeton, NJ 08540 The ideas reflected in Groya's paintings express a conversation about struggle for equal rights in our culture, in our time. The origin of this struggle can be traced to The Civil War in our country, which ended 150 years ago. The … [Read More its Good for You...]

Real Estate

Tips for Building a Farm Pond

  Tips for Building a Farm Pond By Burt Carey Growing up in rural Northern California, my two brothers and I were blessed to have a down-the-road neighbor who allowed us to fish in his farm pond just about anytime we wanted. It came to be known to us as Jack’s Lake. The pond sat across a fallow cattle pasture at the bottom of a natural gully that collected rainwater from hundreds of surrounding acres. Jack’s Lake stretched nearly a quarter-mile north to south … [Read More its Good for You...]

Lifestyle

Aspiring Singer Talks about Transformation into Youtube Sensation with Help of Secret Admirer/Music Producer

  Princess Shaw The “Presenting Princess Shaw” Interview with Kam Williams Aspiring Singer Talks about Transformation into Youtube Sensation with Help of Secret Admirer/Music Producer Born and raised in Chicago, 39 year-old Samantha Montgomery moved to New Orleans in 2006. By day, she works as a caregiver for the elderly and, by night, she fearlessly performs as Princess Shaw online and at local open mics. Inspired by her personal joy and pain from past and … [Read More it Good for You...]

Outdoors

Yamaha Propeller Selector, Endless Propeller Solutions

  Yamaha Propeller Selector, Endless Propeller Solutions   The Yamaha Propeller selection page on Yamaha’s webpage is a great tool for every boat owner as a tool not only to make sure the correct prop is on their boat but also gives the ability and freedom to change the prop with ease, depending on the application. Everyone knows the equipment used for bass fishing is not the same for chasing tuna offshore, and the same logic applies to selecting a prop. At … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez

  Braves Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez By Burt Carey   Just 37 games into the 2016 season, the Atlanta Braves fired manager Fredi Gonzalez on Tuesday amidst the ballclub’s slowest start in its history. Gonzalez took over as the Braves manager in 2010 following the retirement of Bobby Cox. He led the Braves to three consecutive winning seasons, including 94- and 96-win seasons in 2012 and 2013, but couldn’t overcome the club’s dismal finish in 2015 and … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Small Brand – Huge Idea

  Small Brand - Huge Idea by Amy Lignor   Big business will consistently state that although they are trying to make their products more environmentally safe, or trying to become more eco-friendly, the proof they are doing so remains slim to none. To be fair, there are various industries, such as the lodging industry, that are doing a great deal to alter their services and products to better meet a “greener” world. Everything from using recycled … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

TSA Under Fire for Long Airport Lines

  TSA Under Fire for Long Airport Lines By Burt Carey From New York to Chicago to Atlanta and other major U.S. cities, airport travelers have been complaining for weeks about delays and long lines at security checkpoints. On Friday Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson tried to quell the unrest, announcing that the beleaguered Transportation Security Administration would be adding hundreds of front-line screeners at the nation’s busiest airports. TSA … [Read More its Good for You...]

Google+