We are all witnessing history in the making right now. The 2016 Major League Baseball World Series is not just any other World Series - it will go down in history. As a baseball fan, I am overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation for the series. However, even if you are not a fan of baseball or sports in general, you should pay attention to this as an American, to be a part of history.
Last night, the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs faced off in Game 1 of the 2016 MLB World Series. The Indians, winners of the American League, came out hot, winning the game in shut-out fashion 6-0 and stunning the National League Cubs and baseball fans and experts everywhere. Cubs' ace pitcher, Jon Lester, came into the game in a 2-0 postseason record and a postseason-leading .86 ERA. However, the Indians were able to hand him his first postseason loss, led by a Corey Kluber pitching gem and two home-runs by Roberto Perez.
So I bet you're still wondering why will this series go down in history? For starters, most of us were not even alive when one of these two teams were champion of baseball. The last time the Chicago Cubs won a World Series was in 1908, when Teddy Roosevelt was President of the United States. At that time, there was no TV to watch the games on, no NFL, and no airplane for teams to travel on. On the other hand, if the Cleveland Indians win, they will break a 68-year World Series Championship drought, the second-longest next to their opponent. The last time the Indians won was in 1948, when Harry Truman was President. Credit cards and fast food were unheard of and the only TV you could watch was in black and white.
Both teams have had years of suffrage in the baseball world and are finally ready to take the spotlight and end the curses and droughts. This is a highly-anticipated match-up for all ages, for the ages and all of the sports world will have their eyes glued to the color televisions for the entire series. Game 2 will take place tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Cleveland. Tune in to be a part of history.