Once in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series.
Actually, a little more often.
"Wow," he said. "Think about that every day."
With his former team just one win from its first World Series trip since 1945, fans everywhere already are envisioning the excitement at Wrigley Field. The Cubs lead the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the NL Championship Series and can clinch the pennant in Game 6 on Saturday night.
Matthews knows well that feeling of anticipation. Too well, in fact.
In 1984, Matthews hit two home runs in Game 1 of the best-of-five NLCS as the Cubs...