Well, that 1985 movie-jump far into the future was 30 years, which in the story made it 2015. This year. And the Chicago Cubs are not only actually in the post-season, but won the Wild Card game to advance to the National League Division Series, which they also just won, and are now about to play in the NL Championship Series. And if they win that...they are in the World Series. The National League Championship Series starts tomorrow.
Obviously, there's no guarantee of any of that happening, as Cubs fans well-know, but just that they're actually this close is too bizarre to ponder.
Co-screenwriter Bob Gale was asked about all this on the Major League Baseball website --
"Part One takes place in October 1985, so we're going to jump ahead to 2015, and there's no bigger sports event in October than the World Series, and there was no more insane, outrageous, unbelievable thing to have happen than to have the Cubs win it," Gale says with a laugh. "Now, of course we had them beating Miami, and we got the team name and league wrong there, but this is 25 years ago. There wasn't even a Miami franchise! We've got to get some credit for that, too.
"But for us, there was no doubt that it had to be the Cubs. I mean, what could be more insane than that?"
Here's the scene --