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Strange injuries, slugfests, World Series expectations ... the Cubs can't shake the weird

Strange injuries, slugfests, World Series expectations ... the Cubs can't shake the weird

The Cubs are roaring through the regular season, and soon the moniker "best team in baseball" might sound oddly like a cliche.

Consider the context: The normal course of business for the club is made up of April rains, May malaise, June swoons and being "Completely Useless By September."

But not in 2016. Now it’s four-game win streaks, no-hitters, wins by five or more runs or crushing the Reds 16-zip on a Thursday night. 

Is there a full moon, or something in the water? Historically speaking, the Cubs may be less predictable, less run-of-the-mill than people think.

If the Cubs were a mutual fund, its current performance...

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