Could “Back to the Future II” have predicted the results of the 2015 World Series? Could this movie help break the World Series Curse on the Chicago Cubs? It sure looks like it. I remember when I watched “Back to the Future II,” Marty McFly traveled to October 2015 and found out that the Chicago Cubs won the 2015 World Series. The last time that they made it to the World Series was in 1948 (Payne). The last time they actually won was in 1908, more than a hundred years ago (Payne).
Why has it been so long for the Cubs? Well, in 1948, there was a curse put on the Cubs because of a man with a goat (Payne). Whether or not you believe in curses, this is how the curse came about. This man with the goat was taken out because the goat smelled bad, and while the man was leaving, he said that Cubs would never win a World Series again (Payne). As of right now, that man has been right. Will his curse live on? Who knows?
Let’s take a look at the present. Fortunately for the Chicago Cubs, they ended the season as one of two Wild Cards (the Pittsburgh Pirates being the other Wild Card). This meant the Cubs needed to play one game with the Pirates and the winner of that single game would move on and play against the St. Louis Cardinals. Fortunately for the Cubs, they have already defeated both the Pirates and the Cardinals. Now in order to win the National League Championship Series, they must beat the New York Mets. I hope Marty McFly will be right about the Cubs winning the World Series!
Payne, Marissa. “Cubs fans will do — and eat — anything to break the ‘Curse of the Billy Goat.'” The Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2015, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/10/13/cubs-fans-will-do-and-eat-anything-to-break-the-curse-of-the-billy-goat/.