The Cubs' Improbable But Not Impossible Quest To Become World Series Champions

In this multiple exposure photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
In this multiple exposure photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
In this multiple exposure photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
In this multiple exposure photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

The Cubs' Improbable But Not Impossible Quest To Become World Series Champions

The Cubs have been hands-down the best team in baseball all season. But like life, nothing in baseball is guaranteed. WBEZ stats guru Chris Hagan has created a page where you can run a single playoff simulation to determine the North Sider’s actually chances of winning it all. Or, press a single button and have the computer run 1,000 simulations to see if the Cubs’ chances get any better. 

Hagan joins the Morning Shift to explain what we’re looking at, how it was put together, and why fans of the team may want to look away.