Black players in Major League Baseball. When Dexter Fowler leads off on Tuesday night in Cleveland, he'll be the first black Chicago Cub to play in a World Series. This will be the Cubs' 11th World Series.
Lights at Wrigley Field. Had the 1984 Cubs made it to the World Series, there was talk of moving games to Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cubs had them installed in plenty of time for the 2016 World Series... in 1988.
The second span of the I-74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline. If I had a nickel for how many times I've heard the phrase, "What's going to happen first: The Cubs in the World Series or the new I-74 bridge opens?" I'd be on my way to Cleveland on Tuesday. (Kevin E. Schmidt/QUAD-CITY TIMES)
Diet soda. And plastic soda bottles, emojis and the Kansas City Royals. For that matter, the floor of the Quad-City Times vending area and Ryan Jaster's hand didn't exist either. Nothing in this photo existed in 1945.