Was “Back to the Future” Really Just Another Curse

Be careful what you wish for.  It is the main theme in may fairy tales and almost every episode of The Twilight Zone ever written.  Be careful what you wish for, because it may turn out to be your worst nightmare.

With this in mind, it should be obvious now that the Back to the Future prediction of the Chicago Cubs would winning the World Series in 2015 was actually another curse on the team.

Cubs Win World Series

Even before the baseball season began, there were those in Chicago who were convinced the Cubs would win the World Series in 2015, based solely on the brief appearance of these words in a 1989 sequel to the original 1985 film.

There might have been a few points that didn’t exactly match up, but those were just minor distractions to the big picture.  Who care if the losing team was from Miami, a team incapable of meeting the Cubs in the World Series since they also are a National League team.  And so what if the predicted sweep was to happen in five games instead of four as dictated by the seven game format.  And then there is of course that date.  What does it matter that the date of the win would be October 21, 2015.  Even though the first game of the World Series this year is not scheduled to start until October 27.

But then again, maybe the date was the point all along.

October 21, 2015

You see, the date is really the only thing the film got right.

Only instead of the Cubs winning the World Series by sweeping Miami, they were swept by the Mets, and eliminated from the World Series.

It was all an elaborate plot.  The intent was to build up the hopes and dreams of those Cubs fans, dangle victory right in front of their faces, and then on this preordained date, squash those dreams like a bug.

Doc Brown White Sox Fan

Perhaps, Doc Brown was actually a White Sox fan, and after seeing the proclamation that the Cubs would indeed finally win the World Series in 2015, he traveled through time once again to set thing straight.  He left the clues and raised the hopes and then pulled the victory right out from under those Cubs. Because that is what all good Sox fans do, right?  Plot the destruction of the Cubs?

He certainly looks like a crazy Sox fan.

In the real world, we can all logically look at this and realize there was never such a thing as the Back to the Future predictions, and that there really are no curses on the Cubs either.  That simply what happened is that a whole bunch of people looked at an old film clip and wished and dreamed for something to happen.

And then it didn’t.

The Cubs have a very talented, young group of ball players including five rookies who will all be back next year to give it another try.  And if the team is good enough and smart enough, maybe they can win it all in 2016.

Of course there is still that matter of the Sophomore Slump.




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