Last night the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. Little did I know, and likely little did you know, that had we done the research we would have known it had to happen this year. Why? Because of the significance of 108 to the Cubs franchise.
A.G. Spalding was the first manager of the Cubs. Who was Spalding, the designer of the baseball which has 108 stitches.
Both corners of the outfield wall at Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, are exactly 108 meters from home plate.
In 1990 there was film made by J.J Abrams called “Taking Care of Business”, in this film the Cubs win the World Series. That film is 108 minutes long.
Finally, for this article at least, the owner of the Cubs is the Ricketts family who also own TD Ameritrade. TD Ameritrade’s home office is located on 108th Street in Omaha, Nebraska.
If only I knew all this when I was in Vegas before the season started, I could have been a wealthy man.