It's pretty hard for one team, forget two, to get to the WS two years in a row. Both teams have a lot of young players which sounds good but most players have a difficult year after breaking out early in their career as opponents find and exploit their weakness. Add to that injuries and what other teams do to strengthen their own teams and it's really hard. I remember when I was a kid back in the seventies when it was more likely to repeat with fewer teams etc the Red Sox were thought to be a shoo in to eventually win after the classic 75 series.Rice and Lynn were rookies, Evans, Fiske, Carbo, Tiant were all young but it never happened. Bucky Effing Dent !
Yeah, no doubt. I'm not under any illusion that it's gonna be a yearly thing by any means. Just too many variables and just plain luck sometimes to win championships. But I do like Theo's track record and I like Joe Maddon, so I'm just glad to have the Cubs be legitimately in the mix for the near future.
Edit - Joe, you gotta take the kids! Wish I could be there.