They’re guaranteeing the much-hyped and retooled Chicago Cubs will win the 2015 World Series, ending their infamous 107-year drought. And if the Cubs don’t, the Slammers will give fans free tickets in 2016.
The Slammers — who, yes, are named after a prison — said this in an announcement:
[T]he Slammers are guaranteeing that the Chicago Cubs will win the 2015 World Series. Fans that have a ticket stub from the July 24th game will receive a free ticket to any 2016 Joliet Slammers game if the Cubs fail to win the 2015 World Series.
Slammers General Manager Chris Franklin said, “When Back to the Future II predicted the Cubs would win the World Series in 2015, people thought it was an amusing, but unlikely prediction. Sports writers agree that the Cubs now have a legitimate chance to have a successful season, and we want to be the first to say the Cubs will absolutely be World Series champions in 2015.”
It is indeed a true fact that “Back to the Future II” predicted the Cubs will win the 2015 World Series, beating Miami in an impossible season finale. But that hasn’t stopped Cubs fans and Marty McFly aficionados from hoping the result is true.
As The Stew wrote in December, perhaps Joe Maddon is the Cubs’ Doc Brown and this whole thing works out. But since hoverboards aren’t yet a part of our daily lives, we’re not sold on 2015 as predicted by “Back to the Future II.”
BLS H/N: @BensBiz
More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports:
– – – – – – –