Tuesday March 24th, 2015

Minor League Baseball's infatuation with Back to the Future for the 2015 season is still going strong.

The classic 1985 film predicted the Chicago Cubs would finally win the World Series for the first time in more than a century, and last month a few minor-league teams announced plans for promotions based around the beloved tale of Marty McFly and his trip, well, back to the future.

Looking to escape AL West cellar, Astros place faith in streaky hitters

On Tuesday, the Fresno Grizzlies hopped in on the fun by announcing plans for their own Back to the Future promotion for an Aug. 15 game—including "2017 World series rings" for their parent club, the Houston Astros.

Yes, those are the same Houston Astros that went 70-92 in 2014 and 308-502 over the last five seasons. But the Grizzlies aren't even the first team to make the bold World Series proclamation for 2017—last June, a Sports Illustrated cover touted the Astros as "baseball's great experiment" and labeled them "your 2017 World Series champs."

A team can dream, right?

Mike Fiammetta

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