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The Cubs and Blue Jays seasons could end Wednesday

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Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the possible end of the road for two teams, Chris Young's thoughts on pitcher wins and some AL East offseason plans. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!

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The Blue Jays avoided a sweep with a win on Monday, but after a 14-2 drubbing on Tuesday, they find themselves down 3-1 in the ALCS to the Royals. Their season could end on Wednesday with Marco Estrada on the mound against Edinson Volquez in a rematch of Game 1. The Jays need Volquez to struggle in the flyball-happy Rogers Centre, because he certainly did not skip a beat in pitcher-friendly Kauffman last week.

That isn't the only series that could reach its conclusion today, as the Cubs are now down 0-3 to the Mets after losing to Jacob deGrom and a healthy dose of Daniel Murphy. Since making the playoffs, Cubs fans and children of the 80s have talked up how amazing it would be if Chicago snapped their 106-year streak without a World Series in the same year that Back to the Future Part II predicted. Now, they'll just be trying to keep their season alive behind Jason Hammel on the day in the movie where this "news" is reported.

You're also likely to see a lot of "Well, another Theo Epstein team came back down from 0-3 to defeat a New York team, then went on to win the World Series against a team from Missouri!" out there on Wednesday. That will only intensify if the Cubs manage to stave off elimination against rookie Steven Matz and the Mets on the same day the Royals advance. That's been done, though, Cubs fans. Don't you want your own story to tell? Even if they fail to advance in 2015, the Cubs have a young, talented core, and should be back again soon. "Should," because baseball, as the Cubs know, is an evil, evil thing when it chooses to be.