October 21st. When you turn on your computer, many people will encounter the recommended search term ‘Back to the Future Day’ in the search bar. In particular, baseball fans would have looked into it with greater interest.
To accurately understand ‘Back to the Future Day’, we must go back eight years.
October 21, 2015. This day is the original ‘Back to the Future Day’. In the second part of the Hollywood movie ‘Back to the Future’, which started in 1985 and released a total of three films, the main character Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) flies away in a time machine with Dr. Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd) 30 years later. It was a day to commemorate the date ‘October 21, 2015’.
In 2015, a 30th anniversary event was held on October 21, and the film was specially re-released. In addition, movie-related programs aired or shed new light on the ‘Back to the Future’ series. At the time, US President Barack Obama also left a message on his personal social network service (SNS) saying ‘Happy Back to the Future Day’. To commemorate the 30th anniversary, a book titled ‘Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History’ was published, containing the hidden stories from the 1985 film production. Related reports also continued. There were a lot of videos and articles comparing how the predictions of the future 30 years from now depicted in the movie were realized in reality.
Among the many predictions in ‘Back to the Future’, there is also a scene where the American Major League’s Chicago Cubs win the World Series. In ‘Back to the Future 2’, released in 1989, the Cubs beat a fictional team called ‘Miami Gators’ and won the 2015 World Series. Therefore, there was great interest in whether the Cubs, who advanced to the 2015 postseason, would break the ‘Curse of the Goat’ and win the championship for the first time in 107 years since 1908.
Ahead of the 2015 season, the Cubs hired coach Joe Madden and strengthened their starting rotation by recruiting John Lester and Jason Hamel as free agents. Additionally, Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler were acquired through trades to add structure. In the regular season that year, he recorded 97 wins and 65 losses (0.599 winning percentage), the 3rd highest winning percentage in the major leagues. In the ultra-strong National League Central Division, they finished in 3rd place behind the overall 1st place St. Louis Cardinals (100 wins, 62 losses) and 2nd place Pittsburgh Pirates (98 wins, 64 losses), but were ranked 2nd as a wild card after Pittsburgh, making them 7th place since 2008. We advanced to the postseason for the first time in years.
The Cubs defeated Pittsburgh 4-0 in the wild card game and advanced to the division series, where they even defeated St. Louis 3-1. They met the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. It was an opponent that won every game in the regular season. However, they failed to advance to the World Series, failing to achieve even a single win and losing 4 games in a row. This was the result of ‘Back to the Future Day’ failing to live up to the expectations of many movie fans and baseball fans.
That year’s World Series belonged to the Kansas City Royals, who defeated the Mets 4 wins and 1 loss. Coincidentally, Kansas City won its first World Series in 1985, when the first ‘Back to the Future’ was released, and returned to the top in 2015, exactly 30 years later. Since then, they haven’t even been able to advance to the World Series.
The Cubs, who so vainly missed the predictions of ‘Back to the Future’, advanced to the World Series for the first time in 71 years the following year in 2016, defeating the Cleveland Indians 4 wins and 3 losses. Finally, the ‘Curse of the Goat’ was lifted and the club regained the title of World Series champion for the third time in 108 years after losing twice in a row in 1907 and 1908. The movie’s prediction was ‘just’ off.
1985, when ‘Back to the Future’ was first released to the world카지노사이트, was the only year in which the Korean Professional Baseball Series was not held in the 42-year history of the KBO League. The Samsung Lions erased the Korean Series by winning both the first and second halves. At that time, the league was divided into the first and second halves, with 55 games per team, and the Korean Series was played between the winning teams of the first and second halves. This year’s KBO League went through a wild card match between Doosan and NC without Samsung, and NC defeated SSG in the semi-playoffs. NC meets regular season 2nd place KT in the playoffs, and 1st place LG is waiting for its opponent in the Korean Series.
In 1985, in Japanese professional baseball, the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series against the Seibu Lions with 4 wins and 2 losses, winning their first championship. This year, Hanshin will advance to the Japan Series for the club’s 7th time in 9 years since 2014 and attempt to conquer the summit for the second time in 38 years. The opponent is the Orix Buffaloes, who have advanced to the Japan Series for the third consecutive year and are aiming for their sixth win in total along with their second consecutive loss. This year’s Japan Series will be held from the 28th to November 5th.
In this year’s Major League Baseball postseason, Texas defeated Houston and Arizona defeated Philadelphia in the League Championship Series to advance to the World Series. Founded in 1960, Texas reached the World Series for two consecutive years in 2010 and 2011, finishing in runner-up, its best performance ever. They are back in the World Series for the first time in 12 years and are aiming for their first win in ‘2 games, 3 periods.’ Arizona entered the World Series for the first time in 22 years since 2001 (win) when Byung-Hyun Kim (44) was active.