IMG_2364 (2)And so, the Cubs return to Wrigley Field for a Saturday night showdown after a successful trip to LaLa Land, winning two of three games there.

After winning Game 1, they were shutout twice logging only 6 total hits while losing Games 2 and 3. But, Chicago busted out the bats with 18 runs and 26 hits in Games 4 and 5 to end their successful stay in LA.

The Addison Street Miracle returns to Wrigley with a three games to two lead.

Immediately, the media types JUMPED on this story drawing a parallel to the unsuccessful Cubs run of 2003. Oh those press guys love a good curse story.

They won’t let us forget about the Curse of the Billy Goat dating back to their last World Series appearance in 1945. Then there’s the Curse of the Black Cat in Shea Stadium from the infamous 1969 collapse. Kick em when they’re up kick em when they’re down give us Dirty Laundry.

The one that bugs me is how the person seated in Aisle 4, Row 8, Seat 113 continues to be mentioned BY NAME as a part of an alleged curse that was initiated in the 8th inning of Game 6 of the NLCS on October 14, 2003.

Can we just get over it and give this poor guy a break?

If you must refer to it, can you call it “The Foul Ball Incident” or “The Headphone Game?”

Better yet, why not go all Harry Potter it and refer to this poor soul as, “He who shall not be named” or “You know who,” Cause we ALL know who gets the rap.

I’ve watch the clip more than the Zapruder film. Matters not that there were at least 6 hands reaching in the air, He Who Shall Not Be Named gets the rap. Let it go media people. Please.

Ironically I found that the Harry Potter series actually has a Tongue-Tying curse.

The first time anyone goes off tonight, simply say “Mimblewimble” wave your wand and bang, the target’s tongue is bound to keep him from talking about a specific subject. Try it tonight if they mention the incident. Maybe it will bring some Cubs runs too.

Irony number 2, the “Incident Game” game happened on October 14. On October 14, 1908, the Cubs won their last World Series. Time of the game, one hour and twenty five minutes!! (That’s about how long it takes current Dodger pitcher Pedro Baez to throw one inning.)

Frank Chance went 3-4 and Orval Overall threw a 3 hit shutout enroute to a 2-0 win and the title.

Tonight, I don’t care if Clayton Kershaw, Kermit the Frog or Clayton Moore is pitching. Here’s to the Cubs striking fast and striking often.

It’s a great night for baseball. Sorry, Ernie, but let’s play only one more.