For the first time since the 1918 World Series, the Boston Red Sox will host the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park. The Red Sox, of course, won that series. For the 86 years following that victory, both teams found unlucky ways to lose. While the Red Sox broke their curse by winning the 2004 World Series, the "Lovable Losers" in Chicago still haven't won the World Series since 1908. The last time the two teams met, at Wrigley Field in 2005, the Cubs won two of three games against the Red Sox.
Chicago will need to play their best baseball to win the series against Boston. The Red Sox have won seven in a row and are 23-20 overall. The Cubs are 4-6 in their last ten games and 19-23 overall. Tonight's pitching match-up is Boston's Jon Lester (5-1, 3.28 ERA) vs. Chicago's Doug Davis (0-1, 1.80 ERA). The Red Sox are expecting lots of Cubs fans to be in attendance and I'm lucky enough that I'll be one of them.