Hold the confetti. Keep the champagne bottles corked. Unplug the smoke machine.
For a few hours, at least.
Theo Epstein had flashbacks to the Red Sox taking down the Evil Empire while watching this rivalry reach a boiling point. Cubs-Cardinals isn’t just for tourists anymore.
The Cubs have already proved to the rest of the baseball world that they're legitimate contenders.
Now they've proved it to the Cardinals, as well.
PITTSBURGH — This is why the Cubs gave Jon Lester $155 million guaranteed — to pitch in big games, give their young players more confidence/attitude and ultimately lead this team into October.
The Cubs shouldn’t take their window to contend for granted.