Column: Which way will the ball bounce down the stretch for the Chicago Cubs?

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I woke up Sunday morning to a text from a Chicago Cubs fan who had a sleepless night after watching their 13-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“I guess the good lord doesn’t want the Cubs to win,” the text read.

He was referring to Harry Caray’s call of a 3-2 win over the Montreal Expos on Aug. 2, 1984, before any of the current Cubs players were born. Expos star Pete Rose hit a liner off closer Lee Smith that deflected into the air and was caught on the fly by shortstop Dave Owen, who threw to first for a game-ending double play.

“Cubs win, Cubs win, what a lucky break,” Caray yelled. “The good lord wants the Cubs to win.”

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