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It was history 108 years in the making. On the morning of Nov. 3, 2016 (somewhere between the hours of 12:00 and 1:00 in the morning), the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908. It was an exciting series from Game 1 to Game 7 and occurred in a way that had baseball fans all across the country in a state of disbelief. To begin, the mere presence of both these teams in the series was historical. Before this season, the Chicago Cubs had not won a World Series title in 108 years and had not even played in the World Series in 71 years. They came close last year, but were swept by the New York Mets in the NLCS. Prior to this season, the Cleveland Indians had not played in the World Series since 1997 and had last won a title in 1948. It was…

The New York Mets first trip to the World Series since 2000 did not go as planned for the team. Seeking its first championship since 1986 when the franchise beat the Boston Red Sox, the Mets fell to the Kansas City Royals in five games. While the Royals played well and were pitching effectively and frustrating the Mets by constantly fouling off pitches to draw out successful at-bats, the Mets ultimately beat themselves. Errors were a huge reason why the Mets came up empty. There were the couple of grounders that second baseman Daniel Murphy botched, but the error that will likely stick in the minds of Mets fans for years to come is the one made by first baseman Lucas Duda in Game 5. The Mets were at home at Citi Field, up 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning. Starter Matt Harvey had left the game after…

And then there were two. The Kansas City Royals have advanced to the World Series for the second consecutive season and will play the New York Mets. The Royals, whose 2014 season came to an end in a Game 7 World Series loss to the San Francisco Giants, finished the regular season with the best record in the American League. They defeated the Blue Jays in six games in the ALCS to claim the pennant. For the Mets, it’s their first pennant since 2000 when they went on to lose the World Series against the Yankees. They dominated the Chicago Cubs en route to a four game sweep in the NLCS. The Mets, behind a Babe Ruth-esque performance from Daniel Murphy and stellar starting pitching, outscored the Cubs 18 to 8 to advance. Murphy, who will likely depart from the Mets as a free agent following this season, is certainly…