Is it gonna happen? Will the Chicago Cubs win it all this year? To be honest, I have absolutely no idea whatsoever. Having spent the last 52 years as a Cubs fan, I know very well the old adage about counting chickens, but...I'm still fired up and excited to see what the playoffs (beginning this Friday against the hated St. Louis Cardinals) bring. Let's hope the great performance the Cubs put on in Pittsburgh last night is just a small preview of the next few weeks.

At the start of every Cubs season, I simply wish for more wins than losses, which has been a bit too much to ask over these last few years. This season ended up with 30+ more wins, but being greedy, I'd like a few more.

While waiting for those future victories to pile up, let's take a look at some of the things that made this season so cool: