A Bevy of 2016 World Series Headlines

Game 1 warm-up winners: Red Eye; Akron Beacon Journal; Quad-City Times.

One of the questions FishbowlNY had ahead of Game 1 is which Midwestern newspaper wore the anticipation of the 2016 World Series best? The Cubs last won their sport’s championship in 1908; the Indians in 1948.

Free Tribune publication Red Eye transformed the Cubs’ trademark “W” (which flies at Wrigley after each victory) into the simplest and most powerful of pastiches. It’s not often that a newspaper can get away with a front-page headline that is but one letter. This is definitely one of those times.

On the Ohio side, our favorite front page belongs to the Akron Beacon Journal. A full line-up of city-to-city comparisons are listed, including what fans at Wrigley and Progressive Field respectively prefer on their dogs (Bertman mustard, the works).

Finally, the idea of Cubs fans having to wait until “next year” was mined with great effectiveness on Sunday by Chicago’s Daily Herald after the Cubs won Game 6 of the NLCS. Today, it reverberates once again on the front page of Iowa’s Quad-City Times.

Images via: newseum.org

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.