As this incredible 2008 season comes to a close, Cubs fans everywhere are watching with bated breath as the team's Magic Number draws close to zero, signifying a playoff berth - which would be just the sixth for the franchise in the division-play era, and would also put the Cubs in back-to-back postseasons for the first time in a century.
To mark the countdown to zero, Al has added a "Cubs Magic Number" box to the BCB main page, which honors a Cub who has worn that uniform number. Today the magic number stands at 11, and BCB is honoring one of the best Cubs to ever wear #11, shortstop Don Kessinger.
As this historic march to the playoffs continues, which Cubs should BCB honor as the final ten "Magic Numbers"? (Al may have already made up his mind on this, but I still think it's an interesting discussion to have.)
For reference purposes, all-time Cubs uniform numbers can be found here. There are some good names to choose from...