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#pounditSunday, October 1, 2023

Comcast Chicago gets stat wrong about Cubs’ back-to-back division titles

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The Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday night to clinch the NL Central division, which will send them to the postseason for the third straight season. Clinching the division for a second straight season is a big deal for the Cubs, but not quite as big as Comcast Chicago made it out to be.

CSN Chicago, the network that airs Cubs games, touted the accomplishment as the first time ever the Cubs had won back-to-back division titles.

Whoever created that graphic is mistaken. The Cubs won back-to-back division titles in 2007 and 2008, though they were swept in the NLDS both years.

The one stat shown that is true is this is the first time in the Cubs have made the postseason three straight years since 1906-1908. For a team that’s been around over 100 years, it’s hard to believe they’ve never done that. Then again, this is the same club that hadn’t won a World Series since 1908 prior to last year, so it does fit in with their storyline of franchise struggles.

The Cubs enter the postseason as one of the hottest teams in MLB. They lead the league in runs scored since the All-Star break and are playing well at the right time.


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