By Bill Cameron, WLS News
(CHICAGO) Mayor Emanuel is talking about the big Cubs-Mets series for the National League pennant.
Emanuel, the Cubs fan you’ve been seeing in the stands behind home plate at Wrigley Field lately, says he doesn’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but the Cubs did beat the Mets seven out of seven during the regular season.
Listen to Bill Cameron’s report for WLS News radio:
As for correcting the Cubs collapse to the Mets in 1969 he says, “It’s a way to prepare for what’s going to happen now which is the good game of revenge,” Emanuel said. “We’re going to settle the score.”
But then the mayor changed his mind.
“What important is not about 1969, what’s important is what’s happening in 2015.”
So take your pick, 1969 is and isn’t important.
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By John Dempsey, WLS News
(CHICAGO) The stage is set for the Cubs and New York Mets in the next round of the playoffs.
After the Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Game 5 of their division series Thursday night, they will move on to play the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
Game one is Saturday night at 7:07 at Citi Field in New York.
The series will rekindle memories of the collapse of the Cubs in 1969, the year the Mets won the World Series. That Cubs team blew a nine and a half game lead they had against the Mets on August 14th of that year, to finish in second place to the eventual World Series champions by eight games.
Games three, four, and if necessary game five, will be played next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Wrigley Field. Ticket broker Max Waisvisz of Gold Coast Tickets told Jonathan Brandmeier on WLS this series will be big, because so many older Cub fans can’t get 1969 out of their minds. “It’s anywhere going from like 500 dollars up to a couple grand I mean it’s a big series, I mean it’s New York in Chicago, I mean Cub fans think about the 1969 Mets, back in the day.”
Waisvisz says prices start at 350 dollars for standing room, 35 hundred for front row near the dugouts.