Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

Hey, man. The 2016 Chicago Cubs are really good. Historically good. They have as strong of a chance to win the World Series this year as any Cubs team in a very long time.

But, well, the math on these things is never kind. The reality of short series in a long postseason is that, even if you’ve got the slightly better odds in each series – which is the most a team can actually do – the odds of winning three series tops out in the 25 to 30% range.

That means that the Cubs fan who just got this tattoo:


… is statistically really likely to regret it.

But hey, they say fortune favors the bold, right?

You can read about the tattoo and why the Cubs super fan got it over at KXNO Radio. The good news is that the “16” in there is kinda small and malleable, so if it doesn’t happen this year, the tattoo will probably still be good in future years. It’s just that, well, in the interim …

(h/t SI)

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