Fans will look to just about anything as a reason for their team to be successful. Cubs fans who need more than just their team’s strong year may notice a strange schedule quirk.
Sports radio and TV host David Kaplan was the first to note the anomaly. The Wild Card game is slated to start at 7:08p.m. CST, or as those in the military would say, 19:08.
First pitch for the NL Wildcard game is 7:08 CST. That is 19:08 in military time. Bizarre? Thank u @chrisf65. #Isnextyearfinallyhere?— David Kaplan (@thekapman) September 27, 2015
That’s not the only strange bit of schedule magic going on. As one of Kaplan’s followers notes, the Wild Card game will be played on Oct. 7, or 10/7. The number 107 should ring a bell.
A stretch? Sure. Meaningless in the long run? Of course. Fun anyways? Absolutely.
Cubs’ fans have been waiting a long time to not only get back to the playoffs but have a team that could contend for the World Series. Whether the 2015 team fits that bill is still up for debate, but it will be a fun ride finding out.