Chicago Cubs win, bring the Back to the Future day prophecy one step closer

'Put some money on the Cubbies!'

Christopher Hooton
Wednesday 14 October 2015 15:24 BST

The Chicago Cubs won the National League Division Series this week, with their sights now set on the World Series - in which a Cubs win would make the days of Back to the Future fans everywhere.

Back To The Future pt. II, which by now you probably know sees Marty McFly travel to the upcoming 21 October, 2015, predicts that the Cubs win the world series, defeating the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins are out, but the Cubs could still win, bringing an end to their 98-year championship drought, the longest in all four of the major North American professional sports leagues.

The potential win is only made more delightful by the fact BTTF screenwriter Bob Gale only wrote the Cubs' win in as a joke.

“I’ll tell you, some of the things in Part II were half-ass predictions and some were just jokes—and this one was a joke,” he said.

“But I’m a baseball fan and if you were going to pick a Cubs team and say they were going to be contenders, the 2015 Cubs have to be on the list. Even guys who are on the Cubs have seen Back to the Future II and they’re saying “It’s been predicted, we’re the team of destiny!”

Back to the future hoverboard scene

Pepsi have already gotten in on Back to The Future Day fun, making the film’s Pepsi Perfect, while Universal created a teaser trailer for the ‘Jaws 19’ film that was playing in Marty’s 2015.

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