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This has felt like the Cubs’ year just about all season. Chicago won 103 games, topping their division by 17.5 games and finishing eight games better than any other team in baseball, then beat the Giants in four games in the NLDS and took Game 1 from the Dodgers in the NLCS. All looked good in Wrigleyville.

But now the Cubs have lost two straight, including 6-0 Tuesday night against L.A., and fans are acting as if the sky is falling on the north side.

This isn’t one of those things where we cherry-pick five crazy tweets to make our point. All of baseball Twitter right now seems to be either Cubs fans burning Anthony Rizzo in effigy or sane Cubs fans telling their less level-headed counterparts to chill.

From outrageous lineup suggestions to sky-is-falling outrage, here’s a sampling of crazy tweets from Cubs faithful:

https://twitter.com/rianwatt/status/788574582617825281

And of course this wouldn’t be a compilation of hot-take tweets without…

We shouldn’t laugh at Cubs fans, who have waited a very, very long time for a team this good and are terrified of watching it slip away. But there’s a lot of series left, and maybe we should wait just a bit before we panic.

Game 4 of the NLCS, which does look like a near-must-win for the Cubs, will be played Wednesday night.

About Alex Putterman

Alex is a writer and editor for The Comeback and Awful Announcing. He has written for The Atlantic, VICE Sports, MLB.com, SI.com and more. He is a proud alum of Northwestern University and The Daily Northwestern. You can find him on Twitter @AlexPutterman.