The Cubs essentially viewed Addison Russell as untouchable heading into this season, and winning two playoff rounds with him as their shortstop only reinforced that idea.
This might have been the best chance for the Cubs to win a World Series in your lifetime. Or it could have been the opening scene for a dynasty. The point is you never know.
Inside a clubhouse that sounded as quiet as a church, the Cubs tried talking themselves into believing they could make history.
Addison Russell hopes to be ready if the Cubs can somehow survive and advance to the World Series.
NEW YORK – The Cubs wanted Gary Sheffield to see this prospect with boom-or-bust potential and played the video of Javier Baez on a laptop.