Chicago Cubs ask for Do Over
on 10/18/2003 (5)
Less than a day before the beginning of Major League Baseball's World Series, the Chicago Cubs organization has officially requested of baseball commissioner Bud Selig that he allow them a "do over". The Cubs had a 3 games to 1 lead over the Florida Marlins but were unable to clinch the series, largely do to a series of unfortunate events beginning in the eighth inning of game six.
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"We just had too much to work against, it wasn't fair," claims Cubs' manager Dusty Baker. "All we ask is to be allowed to replay game six, preferably starting at the eighth inning when we were up 3 to 1. We'd also like to be allowed to have fourteen players on the field at a time and each of our runs to count as nine. I don't think that's too much to ask."
"Cubs' fans have been waiting nearly 800 years to return to the World Series," claims one Cubs' fan. "We had a curse and terrible rush hour traffic to work against, what the hell did Florida have? Nothing, absolutely nothing. Maybe alligators, but they were tiny alligators with dull teeth that could barely puncture the outer skin of a tomato. We (the Cubs) more than deserve another chance."
The history of the world has been full of do overs. Mankind was allowed a do over years ago when God instructed Noah to build an ark and save the life of Earth. Sharks were allowed a do over when after the overwhelming success of Jaws allowed Hollywood to produce Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge. Even Celine Deon was allowed a do over when she was released from her cryogenic prison earlier this year and allowed to return from retirement to kill again. So why shouldn't the Cubs be the next in line for a do over?
"The proposition of a do over is ridiculous," says life long Florida Marlin's fan Dan Stevenson, who claims to be thirty years old and yet doesn't seem to be aware that the Florida Marlins only came into existence in 1993. "The game has been played, it's over and done with. Only if the Cubs had some sort of time machine could they change the result, and let's just hope they don't."
"The Cubs should be allowed a do over," says Red Sox President/CEO Larry Lucchino. "And so should the Red Sox."
Opponents of the "do over" feel that it trivialize the importance of each individual game.
"As an opponent of the do over, I feel that it would trivialize the importance of each individual game," says one opponent of the do over. "If you can just redo a game, then that game didn't matter. And what's stopping a team from redoing a redo?"
"We've thought about this a lot," says Baker. "We've decided that you should only be allowed up to three do overs per game and you can only use them if you are a cursed team that hasn't won the World Series in nearly 100 years."
Fans and non-fans alike are patiently awaiting the decision from commissioner Bud Selig. There was still been no official word or any comments on the situation. Nothing like a do over has ever occurred in the history of Major League Baseball, but that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't time for a change."0" style="0" style
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