It's a sad day-after for the Cubs; getting this far and anticlimactically putting an end to a "wasn't supposed to happen" magical season.
Naturally, Cubs fans are tossing around what-ifs and asking themselves 'If only this happened or that didn't happen?' But what did happen, is the reason Chicago isn't moping around, says ESPN's Michael Wilbon.
Wilbon, a die-hard Cubs fan and Chicago native, joined 'The Dan Patrick Show' on Thursday following the Cubs NLCS loss against the New York Mets to provide some closure after a bitter-sweet end.
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To Wilbon, the projection of the Cubs making the playoffs in the first place was wildly out of control and optimistic. So a loss like this one, isn't necessarily a loss. It's an added bonus in an already bonus year.
"I'm a little upset at getting swept, but I'm not gonna sit here and say 'oh, I'm in usual Cub depression that I've been in several other times in my life' -- it's not that bad," said Wilbon. "It feels a little different now.
"It feels like it's the beginning."
Check out Wilbon's entire conversation on The Dan Patrick Show below:
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