Those most tragic and romantic major league teams the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs are moving into the postseason. Doesn’t that give you a warm and fuzzy feeling?
Let’s see if they’re around for the League Championship Series.
By the way, seven of the eight franchises advancing were playing a century ago when the major leagues began. This includes the Twins who were the Washington Senators for 60 years, the Braves by way of Boston and Milwaukee, the Athletics from Philadelphia through Kansas City, and the Giants formerly of New York. The Yankees were originally the Highlanders and the Red Sox the Somersets and then the Puritans. But they were all around. The Marlins are the exception.