A.M. Wahoo’s: Keeping the Cubs the Lovable Losers

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Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates beating the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates beating the Toronto Blue Jays in game five of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cleveland Indians are looking to end a title drought of their own, meaning their will be no sympathy for the Chicago Cubs’ title drought in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Indians have surprised the baseball world all year, but they will not enter the World Series as the favorites to win. And even less surprising, few will be rooting for the Indians.

The Chicago Cubs have been baseball’s lovable losers for decades, as supposed curses and unfortunate circumstances have kept the Cubs out of the World Series since 1945. But they are back, and looking to capture the franchise’s first title since 1908.

Baseball fans outside of Cleveland, both casual and diehard, will likely be pulling for the Cubs to end the historic title drought.

But some of these fans be unaware that the Indians are looking to end a title drought of their own. The national sympathy for a Cleveland title drought has been erased after the Cavaliers brought home a championship in June, but the Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, with their most recent appearance in 1997 ending in a crushing defeat.

Indians fans are aware of this, but no national respect will be given until the Series is over and the Indians have hopefully won. This has been the case throughout the entire postseason, as Cleveland has had to overcome doubters and giant markets by simply playing better baseball.

The Cubs finished the regular season with the league’s best record, have a city and the nation behind them and seem destined to finally bring a title back to Wrigley, while the Indians are standing in their way.

But 2016 has been kind to Cleveland thus far, minus the Browns, so destiny may be on our side in this one.

While we wait one more day for the World Series to begin, let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Indians and the rest of the MLB in today’s edition of A.M. Wahoo’s.

Cleveland Indians News:

Indians and Cubs Look to End Historic Title Droughts

"In the midst of all the craziness going on in the country in 2016, Major League Baseball has done its best to add to the drama."

A Quick Primer on the Chicago Cubs

"When the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Six of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night, they were fulfilling a destiny that has seemingly followed the team around since spring training."

Corey Kluber to Start Game 1 of World Series (Let’s Go Tribe)

"As expected, Cleveland Indians ace and cyborg superhero Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the 2016 World Series."

Kipnis Dealing With Sprained Ankle as Series Nears (Fox 8)

"Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis sprained his left ankle during a postgame celebration in the AL playoffs, but is expected to be ready for Game 1 of the World Series."

MLB News:

Should the Cubs hold off on bringing back Schwarber? (Cubbies Crib)

"At the beginning of the year, as soon as Spring Training wrapped, Chicago Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon made a bold decision."

Phillies Legend Jim Bunning Suffers Stroke (Call to the Pen)

"Jim Bunning suffered a stroke the other night while watching (what else) a ballgame."

Cubs Open as Heavy World Series Favorites (ESPN.com)

"The Chicago Cubs have opened as heavy favorites to beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series."

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