Who will win the World Series: Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians? | The Tylt
Who will win the World Series: Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians?
This year's Fall Classic is a fitting one for both Cleveland and Chicago, because both teams have been haunted by ghosts for decades. Who will be able to shake off curses, jinxes and spoilers?
From the standpoint of ending championship droughts, the 2016 World Series matchup couldn't be more ideal, as it pits the two teams with the longest active dry spells. The Cubs last won in 1908, and they're in their first World Series since '45. The Indians, meanwhile, last won in 1948; their 68-year drought has been surpassed only by the Cubs and the since-ended ones of the White Sox (87 years), Red Sox (85 years) and Phillies (77 years).
Never count out the underdog. Cleveland is thirsty for a championship and since LeBron just snapped the drought for the city's NBA fans, maybe the Tribe can too. Here are 5 reasons why the Indians can beat the Cubs:
As an underdog, all the pressure is on Chicago—not Cleveland
The Cubs have only one left-handed pitcher in their rotation
And Cleveland has arguably the best left-handed pitcher in the playoffs