SWEET… Any baseball fan can appreciate a match-up like this. 2 Very old and historied (is that a real word?) teams from two very well known sports cities. It was announced yesterday (Sept 14th, 2010) that the Red Sox will host the Chicago Cubs in interleague play in 2011.
The Red Sox broke their curse in 2004 that dates back to 1918 when they won their last World Series (yes, against the Chicago Cubs). The Cubs on the other hand, have yet to confront their curse of not making it to the World Series since then.
So here we are, almost 93 years later and the 2 teams haven’t played each other since the 1918 World Series (Please correct me if I’m wrong) and there are 3 games scheduled for May of 2011 (May 20th to May 22nd).
The Cubs and Red Sox share some similarities that cannot be overlooked…. their last meeting in the 1918 World Series, their “curses”, their old baseball stadiums, their good times and bad times, their passionate fans, their town’s love for sports and even players that have played for both the Cubs and Red Sox (Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Belhorn, Todd Walker are just a few I thought of off the top of my head).
It will truly be exciting to see this, no matter what team you follow, this is a great baseball match-up! Fenway Park is the ultimate baseball experience and I am certain that at least 2 of the 3 games will be broadcast nationally.
Tickets will be on sale for next season this winter and are being advertised here: Red Sox vs Cubs Tickets at Fenway Park