NBC Decides The Cubs Probably Aren't Going To Win The World Series This Year

Two screenshots. On the left, an early press photo for NBC's new show Revolution, set in a post-apocalyptic 2027, as the characters walk pass a Wrigley Field claimed by the ivy. On the right, the same picture, taken from the show's actual broadcast last night. The "2012 World Series Champions" sign has been removed, probably a good call as the Cubs have eliminated from playoff contention. It's telling that they didn't just digitally change the year to 2013, or even 2023—the producers have decided the smart money is against a Cubs title any time soon.

There's still hope! Back to the Future Part II has the Cubs sweeping Miami in the 2015 fall classic. It'll take some radical realignment, but at least it's not mathematically impossible.

[Chicago Tribune]