The Chicago Cubs would have never won a World Series again if it had not been for Theo Epstein. No story of the Cubs can be told without the fact that a young general manager came to the team and completely fixed them to make them relevant and break the curse. He has actually broken two curses in baseball now, but there is more to it than that.
The Chicago Cubs have been on the south side for a long time, and they were once one of the most competitive teams in baseball they won a couple World Series in the early part of the 20th Century, and then they tailed off due to injuries and mismanagement.
However, they are more known for their ballpark than anything they have done on the field. Wriggley Field is a staple that is over 100 years old, and the park is so old that they took a very long time just to install lights on it. That alone was a controversy, and they took even longer to deal with the people who sit on the roofs of buildings around the stadium just to watch baseball.
The team has been close in the playoffs many times, but they would never get over the hump with people like Andre Dawson or Moises Alou. They had the Bartman game where the fans of the team ran Steve Bartman out of town because of a fly out that he caught instead of a player, and they have been to the postseason a few times without actually getting over the hump. Every team in their division has been able to win a World Series, but they had not been able to.
They actually were spending a lot of money over the course of a very long time because they were owned by the Chicago Tribune. They were a staple of the city, but they did not have the right management. They were becoming a laughingstock not only of baseball but of sports. Cubs fans would say that they were still undefeated in spring training because at least the team hadn’t been able to screw things up yet. That is where Theo Epstein comes in and the team was able to break the curse and win the 2016 World Series. This team has been through a lot in over one hundred years, but they are finally looking up after all this time.