The Chicago Cubs may be riding a World Series drought that dates back to 1908, but this year’s National League Central Division Champions have several things going for them. For starters, there’s that awesome pitching staff that has not one but two Cy Young candidates in addition to last year’s winner. Then you have Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant competing for MVP honors, something we should probably expect for the next decade. And even when the Cubs are the laughingstock of Major League Baseball and Completely Useless By September, they still have arguably the best celebrity fans in all of sports, led by Bill Murray and Eddie Vedder.
This year, of course, the Cubs are the clear favorites to win the World Series, ending their absurd drought, and putting the curses of the billy goat and Steve Bartman behind them. That means that more and more celebrity “fans” will hop on the bandwagon, but one guy who is more than welcome to join the fun is Daniel Stern, who was the pitching coach for the Cubs when they won the World Series in Rookie of the Year.
To honor his franchise, Stern once again became Phil Brickma for this rousing, inspirational video, and it’s sure to have Cubs fans extra pumped. And while some people might want to hear from Henry Rowengartner next, I think most of us Rookie of the Year fans would love it if Gary Busey stepped into Chet Steadman’s mind again and let us know what “Rocket” thinks about the Cubbies’ chances.