Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cubs Threw the NL East in '69 and the NLCS in '84, '89, '03, '15 and '17

It's easy to fix a baseball game. The pitcher takes a little something off the ball, the batter is told what type of pitch to expect, fielders intentionally misplay grounders and fly balls, baserunners make deliberate "mistakes," batters strike out on purpose, pitchers walk batters intentionally while pretending it was an accident  and umpires make crooked calls.

The Cubs have it down to a science because they've had so much practice through the years.

When players start booting routine grounders and making wild throwing errors, it's usually because the fix is in. The 2003 National League Championship Series was another prime example.

The Cubs led the Marlins 3-1 in the eighth inning of Game 6 when shortstop Alex Gonzalez booted a routine double-play ball that would have gotten them out of the inning. Instead, his intentional error opened the floodgates, and Florida (now Miami) went on to win Game 6 and Game 7 to advance to the World Series, where they defeated the Yankees.

Watch Gonzalez boot the double-play ball at the 1:40 mark, and be sure to watch the slow-motion replay:

Apparently Major League Baseball wanted to reward the Marlins with their second world championship in seven years. They won their first one in 1997, even though the franchise was only in its fifth year of existence.

Meanwhile, until they finally won the World Series in 2016, the Cubs hadn't made it to the World Series since 1945, and hadn't won one since 1908. Every time they got a good team together, they were forced to throw the playoffs. They also took a dive against the Dodgers in the 2017 NLCS.

Perhaps the most obvious fix of all was in 1969, when the Cubs threw an eight-game lead in August and ended up eight games behind the world champion Mets.

Evidently Major League Baseball wanted the Mets to win that year -- their eighth season since being founded in 1962 to replace the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, who had departed for San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. MLB officials probably thought it would be good for baseball for New York to have another successful franchise.

The Mets won it all, even though their starting lineup was vastly inferior to the Cubs' and to the Baltimore Orioles, who threw the World Series to the Mets. Not that the Mets didn't have some great pitchers in Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry, Nolan Ryan and Tug McGraw, but maybe their fantastic run at the end of the season wasn't so "miraculous" after all. Maybe their opponents were required to throw a few games along the way.

That would explain how they managed to go 14-3 in their last 17 games in August, and 24-8 in their last 32 regular-season games during September and October. They finished the season at 100–62 after going an incredible 38-11 in their final 49 regular-season games -- a mind-boggling winning percentage of .775.

The Mets were good, but they weren't that good. Most of their players spent the year hovering somewhere just north of the Mendoza  line.

Meanwhile, the Cubs couldn't do anything right down the stretch, despite having done almost everything right in the first five months of the season. And this was a veteran team with players who supposedly were hungry for their first National League pennant and World Series.

The Cubs had an infield full of All-Stars in Ron Santo, Don Kessinger, Glenn Beckert and Ernie Banks. Plus they had Billy Williams and Jim Hickman in the outfield, Randy Hundley behind the plate, three terrific starting pitchers in Ferguson Jenkins (21 wins), Bill Hands (20 wins) and Ken Holtzman (17 wins), and a terrific closer in Phil Regan (The Vulture).

Another reason why Major League Baseball may have wanted the Mets to win the World Series in 1969 was to give their incredible season-ending hot streak more credibility. By winning the World Series over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles, one of the greatest teams in MLB history, sports writers and fans could proclaim the Mets a "team of destiny."

That took some of the attention away from the atrocity that was committed against the Cubs that year. It gave the Mets' miraculous comeback against the Cubs an air of legitimacy.

The same goes for the Marlins' victory over the Yankees in the 2003 World Series. That took some of the attention away from the obvious hoax that was committed against the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.

The Cubs also threw the 1984 National League Championship Series against the Padres, when they blew a 2-0 lead and lost three straight in San Diego. And they took a dive against the Giants in the 1989 playoffs. (Remember Sandberg and Dawson chasing all those pitches in the dirt?)

In my opinion, the Cubs' abysmal performances against the Braves in the 1998 playoffs, the Diamondbacks in 2007 and the Dodgers in 2008 were also highly suspicious.

There's more on how to fix a baseball game here:
How Baseball Games Are Fixed

And there's lots more on the fixing of college and professional sports here, including information on who's doing all the game-fixing behind the scenes and why they're doing it:


  1. You may be right but in 1969 the Mets were basically New Yorks only team since the Yankees were awful in the late 60s and early 70s.Also to say that the 03 NLCS and 03 World Series was thrown is difficult to believe just due to the fact I felt the Marlins were better and as Mets fan in 03 I hated the Marlins and watched probably 50 Cubs games because I took up residence in Chicago.The Marlins had way more momentum due to Getting a new manager and all the talent they had (Miguel Cabrera,Dontrelle Willis,Etc).But Also in all fairness and being at Game 6 in 2003 at Wrigley I feel Bartman could've been part of a greater fix but I've got one question why go after Chicago,it would be only benefit the MLB to have New York,Chicago and Los Angeles compete at the same time instead of having a major city such as Chicago compete in the Playoffs every year?

  2. Why go after Chicago? To begin the long process of breaking my heart. It's all related to Freemasonry and mind control, as I've explained in several posts on this blog. Right on the heels of that fraudulent "meltdown" by the Cubs, the Bears went 1-13 in 1969. See the 13? That's one of the Freemasons' favorite numbers. The Cubs had the Marlins under control with a 3-1 lead in the eighth when Gonzalez intentionally misplayed that routine double-play ball. They probably would have won that game and that series if he hadn't done that.


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