2015 has been an incredible season! With Friday night’s win over the Brewers, the Cubs have now won 95 games! Looking back at last March, it was inconceivable that anybody would say that the Cubs could win that many games. Most estimates had the Cubs winning between 83 and 85 games, and to say 87 was a bit aggressive, or a stretch.
With the regular season ending Sunday, I thought it would be fun today to pick out the top moments in the Cubs’ season this year.
When I began compiling the list, I thought I was only going to have 10 moments. Well I got to 10 pretty quick. And it was hard to stop where I did, as I could’ve easily have gone 20 deep. Every Jake Arrieta start the past two months could’ve made it as well as every Kris Bryant homerun. I whittled it down to a good 14 including two things from the past week.
14. Rookie Hazing Trip Picture
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13. Starlin’s walk up music gets the crowd going
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12. My journey back through the season begins with Starlin Castro mimic mimicking Chris Bryant throw to first. What I love about this is Rizzo’s reaction when the play is over.
2. Arrieta’s No No and Press Conference Jammies – When I watched this game, I didn’t realize Arrieta had a no-no until the sixth and it was a masterpiece. Then for kicks, he goes to the press conference in mustachioed jammies. Class!
The great thing about this season is that there have been many more highlights from Chris Denorfia, Chris Coghlan, Hector Rondon, David Ross, Jorge Soler, Miguel Montero, Jon Lester, and the whole team. My wife and I talked during the game Friday that this year’s team might be the most enjoyable team of our lives – equaling the 1984 team for her, and surpassing the 2003 team for me. This team is good.