I’m guessing the Times probably had this idea in place if the Cubs won the World Series. They still decided to use it even though the Mets won in four games, and it was only the NLCS.
After all, nothing is guaranteed and who knows when the Cubs will get in that position again?
Here is the link to D. Francis Barry’s story written in 1908 style.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21 — The New York Metropolitans claimed decisive possession of the National League base-ball pennant on enemy turf here at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, sweeping the Sisyphean Chicago Cubs in four games to earn their ducats to next week’s World Series championship.
The Metropolitans — also known as the “Mets” — sent six safely across the plate before the third inning, mostly as a result of the derring-do of their Bunyanesque first-sacker, Lucas Duda. The mighty Californian smote a home run and a double to tally five of those six runs before the Cubs seemed to comprehend that a game concerning their possible erasure from the 2015 field was well underway.
And the front page. In the upper left corner, it says, “Dispatch from Chicago: 107-year late edition.