The Chicago Cubs were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yesterday, long after they were unofficially eliminated from the postseason.

Not to worry. I was watching “Back to the Future Part II” the other day and was reminded that the Cubs will win the World Series in 2015. Of course, they beat Miami, which means a subsequent time paradox must have moved the Marlins from the American League to the National League. Perhaps the Cubs will beat the Tampa Bay Rays instead.

On the other hand, a time paradox also may have wiped out the Cubs’ future World Series victory, too. Great Scott!