This may be the greatest World Series in modern history. The Chicago Cubs have finally made it to the big game after seven decades, and they’ll play the Cleveland Indians for the MLB championship. Fans don’t want to miss this so find out when it’s on and all the need-to-know info!
When is the World Series?
Game 1 of this epic clash between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians takes place on Oct. 25 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The first two games will be on Cleveland’s home turf, before heading back to the Windy City for the next three games at Wrigley Field. The final two matches in this series will be in Cleveland.
Game 1: Chicago at Cleveland – 8:08 PM ET
Game 2: Chicago at Cleveland – 8:08 PM ET
Game 3: Cleveland at Chicago – 8:08 PM ET
Game 4: Cleveland at Chicago – 8:08 PM ET
Game 5: Cleveland at Chicago – 8:08 PM ET
Game 6: Chicago at Cleveland – 8:08 PM ET
Game 7: Chicago at Cleveland – 8:08 PM ET
What Channel is the World Series on?
Fox Sports scored the broadcast rights to air the World Series, so check your local Fox channel. After all, fans will want to DVR this entire series. HollywoodLife.com will also help you out with live streaming the games online so come back for that!
What is this “Curse of the Billy Goat” that everyone’s talking about?
Chicago may be the first team in Major League Baseball to play in three consecutive World Series, but they haven’t won the championship since 1908. Some blame this on Billy Sianis. The owner of the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago supposedly brought his pet goat, Murphy, to a game at Wrigley Field. The animal’s stench was so putrid that Billy was asked to leave.
“You are going to lose this World Series and you are never going win another World Series again,” Billy reportedly wrote to team owner, Philip K. Wrigley, in a telegram. “You are never going to win a World Series again because you insulted my goat.” Whether or not there was an actual goat, the Cubs haven’t made it to big game – until now.
Who will win?
After the Cleveland Cavaliers took home the NBA Championship, can the Indians add a second national title to C-Town? Andrew Miller, 31, is the Indians’ best on the mound, according to ESPN. Throughout the playoffs, Andrew has thrown for 11 2/3 innings while scoring 21 strikeouts and 2 walks. He only allowed 5 hits and 0 runs. WOW.
However, with Chicago boasting Anthony Rizzo, 27, Addison Russell, 22, Javier Baez, 23, and Willson Contreras, 24, it’s not farfetched to think the team that took down the LA Dodgers star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, 28, could send Anthony packing. It could go either way, but ESPN is saying the Cubs will take it in seven games.
Who do you think will win the 2016 MLB World Series, HollywoodLifers? Will the Chicago Cubs finally break the “Curse of the Billy Goat,” once and for all? Or will Cleveland claim another championship?