(CBS) Winners of 20 of their last 24 games, the Cubs are gaining national acclaim.
Chicago’s North Siders are featured on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week, with an excited bunch of Cubs waiting for rookie Kris Bryant at home plate as he rounds the bases following his walk-off homer in Monday’s 2-1 win against the Indians.READ MORE: Homeowners In Unincorporated Subdivision Fear Scheme Is Afoot For Elk Grove Village To Take Their Property; Lawmakers Deny It
“Wrigleyville is Winnerville,” reads the headline. An essay from Rich Cohen follows inside.READ MORE: Weekly Vaccination Site In Englewood Offering Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer doses
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The Cubs are 72-51 and — with a 6.5-game lead over the Giants for the second NL wild-card spot — on track for their first playoff berth since 2008.