Next year? It can wait. The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians play Game 1 of the World Series, each with hopes of ending a long championship drought. Chicago hasn’t been to the Series since 1945 and hasn’t won since 1908, and Cleveland earned its most recent title in 1948.
Jon Lester gets the ball for Chicago, and at 32 years old, he’s already one of the best World Series pitchers ever. He’s won all three of his starts and has a 0.43 ERA, third-best among pitchers with at least 20 World Series innings. Lester is matched up against 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, a contender for the prize again this season.
Want to get into Wrigley Field for Game 3? It will cost you a couple thousand dollars at least, and at that price point, don’t expect a seat. Standing room tickets are going for more than $2,200, and fans have called ticket brokers willing to pay as much as $12,000 for a seat. Meanwhile, Cleveland figures to have some Wrigleyville vibes for Games 1 and 2 – ticket-selling site StubHub reported a quarter of all tickets purchased for Game 1 are being paid for with credit cards associated with Illinois ZIP codes.
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