CLEVELAND If it were anyone else representing the National League in the World Series, there would be tremendous sentiment all around for Cleveland, and the story of the Fall Cla sic would be the once-starved city looking to add a first championship since 1948 in baseball to the Cavaliers’ NBA title back in June.Because it’s the Cubs who https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/mark-lowe-jersey are the National League champions for the first time since 1945, looking to win it all for the first time since 1908, it’s not Cleveland’s quest that’s the main story. The American League pennant winners are fine with that.MORE: World Series in photosWatching the (NLCS), I wanted the Cubs to win, just because of the history and everything that’s gone on, slugger Mike Napoli said. I thought it would be one of the coolest World Series to be a part of. I want to be a part of this, and I think we match up well.If anything, being the other team in this World Series would figure to take a little pre sure offCleveland, rather than the focus being on the disappointments of 1954, 1995 and 1997. There hasn’t been a whole lot of talk about that coming into the World Series never mind that there really shouldn’t be, because it has nothing to do with the current team, but you know you’d be hearing a ton about it if the Cubs weren’t here.BENDER: ‘Major League’ has become reality for fansAside from the fact that Game 1 was in Cleveland on Tuesday night, you might not even know Corey Seager Jersey the AL representative wasinvolved. The story is the Cubs.You know what, I actually think they deserve it, said Cleveland manager Terry Francona. They’ve won 103 games, and the Cubs are the Cubs. I get it. I played there. People liked me when I was the 26th man on a 25-man team. I think if you go into our clubhouse, though, you’ll see 25 guys, coaches, trainers, our front office, that are perfectly content with where we are and how we got here. And https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/maury-wills-jersey if we can win, this city will go bananas.MORE: SN’s picks |TV schedule, players to watchPlus, the Cubs being the center of all the focus allows for an old motivational ploy of us against the world to actually have some truth to it.We don’t feel like we’re against anyone, Napoli said, trying to dismi s exactly what he was saying and acknowledging about the series. We all have an identity, we built an identity that we know how we win ballgames and we try to execute that. We weren’t picked in the first two series and we’re probably not picked in this series. We all know that, but we’re confident we’re good enough to win.”