Ryan Dempster, My New Favorite Cub


Dempster Thinks Cubs Will End Drought, Win World Series

“A year ago in spring training, it was Carlos Zambrano guaranteeing the Cubs would win the World Series.

Dempster made no guarantees, but he’s convinced the centurylong drought will end.

“I wouldn’t show up here and work as hard as I did and everybody work as hard as they did to not believe that,” he added.

Reminded that Zambrano’s prediction fell short, Dempster didn’t back down.

“And we were close, maybe we need some more guys saying it,” he said. “You see these teams and they come together, they battle together and they endure through everything and they start believing that they are that good.”