Everybody knows the Chicago Cubs haven't won the World Series in over a century, so it's easy to find non-believers out there that the lovable losers will be able to do it in any of our lifetimes.
This 2015 team certainly wasn't projected to be the one to break the streak -- or curse. This was supposed to be an up-and-coming bunch, but World Series winners? No way.
But since the Cubs turned torrid at the end of July, winning 20 of 24 after taking Monday's 2-1 decision over the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley, believers are beginning to appear.
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And count Cubs manager Joe Maddon among them. He said as much during an appearance on ESPN Radio's "Waddle & Silvy" show.
There's also some precedence. On Sunday, the Cubs wrapped up a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves, giving them four four-game sweeps.
The last Cubs team do that? Try 1945. The last time the Cubs played in a World Series? Yep, 1945.
They didn't win it, but the step is to get there.
Maybe these Cubs just took a big step toward getting there.
(h/t Chicago Sun-Times)