The Chicago Cubs Win The World Series…In MLB 12 The Show
March 6, 2012 1 Comment
“How can you not be romantic about baseball?”- Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) in Moneyball
It’s March, which for sports fans means March Madness (the best sporting event in America) and spring training. Ehh, and maybe some offseason NFL news too. Spring training marks the optimistic start of the baseball season. Teams train in warm Florida and Arizona locales for the long season ahead. “Hope springs eternal” is the common phrase heard…everyone starts off with a clean slate and you never know what might happen. Of course, those hopes will be dashed for a lot of teams as soon as they get on the field for their first official game. Expectations are different based on the team. The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t had a winning season since 1992, so that would probably be their only goal right now. And there’s the Chicago Cubs…they haven’t won the World Series since 1908. 1908! Just think about that. Long curse-like droughts can be broken, but based on how the Cubs are looking right now, I feel safe in saying that they won’t win it this year. Will they ever? This exquisite commercial for PlayStation’s MLB 12 The Show (created by Deutsch/LA) imagines the reaction if the Cubs won it all. Well, sort of.
Awesome. The cinematography and music make me forget for a moment that I don’t like the Cubs and find their failures amusing. It would be pure ecstasy on the North Side of Chicago. And then there’s the twist…coupled with the slogan “so real, it’s unreal.” Will the Cubs ever win the World Series again? No, they will not.
Bonus: The pivotal scene in Moneyball where the opening quote comes from.