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Not a good day to be a Cubs fan...

Posted on: October 5, 2008 11:34 am
I guess I must have sold my soul to the devil when I became a Cub fan around 1983. It's been an agonizing hell ever since. This one hurt just as much or more than the 2003 collapse because they were an even better team. It's really hard to watch your beloved team look so pathetic in the's sad, embarrassing and humiliating. The next time I want to be treated to a canatonic stupor, I'll be sure to watch a Cubs post-season game! I really feel sorry for Ron Santo. I wanted so much to see him flip his new wig over a Cubs World Series. I will always be a loyal Cub fan and I will show up next year. I just hope the team shows up. Where were they during the playoffs? Seriously, where the f*** were they! If you would have told me before the playoffs that the Cubs would pitch Dempster, Zambrano, Harden in games 1 through 3 and still get swept by the Dodgers. I would have bet you everything I have and the underwear off my nuts that you'd be wrong. The same goes for if you would have told me the Cubs would only score 6 runs in three games. How the hell this happened I'll never now?
Category: MLB
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Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2008 5:06 pm

Not a good day to be a Cubs fan...

Ya B, I can't really add anything else buddy. All we can do is slog on and (well, u no) wait till next year.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2008 1:56 pm

Not a good day to be a Cubs fan...

Sorry Jordan, 
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p;     &nb
sp;     I knew you were pretty pumped about the Cubbies this year.  I just have a sneaky suspicion that the new look Dodgers will make an appearance in the big show against Manny's old team. 

Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2008 1:47 pm

Not a good day to be a Cubs fan...

Let me preface this by saying I am not a Cub's fan in the slightest, I'm a die hard Brewers fan, however before the Brewers made the move to the NL I was a Cubs fan.  I honestly feel that the pressure got to them.  Pinella is a great manager and he drove into the heads of the players that the last 100 years didn't matter, that the only thing that mattered was this year and winning it all.  The players completely bought in and they played like a team on a mission.  Then comes the post season, and the Dodgers (a club who had to scrape to finish above .500) and the media circus that comes with October baseball.  What does the media do, constantly badger these guys about the 100 year curse and how much pressure they felt....over and over again.  You could see it on their faces, by the time they hit the field for game 1 they were so tight you coulda put a piece of coal between their butt cheeks and they'd have made a diamond.  All of a sudden everything Pinella worked to avoid all came crashing down on them at once.  I think had this team been in any other city they would have won it all, but the pressure the media brought on them got to them.  How else can you account for Dempster and Zambrano getting knocked around like they did and the infield committing 4 errors in game 2?  Soriano, Lee, Theriot and Ramirez, the most feared 1-4 hitters in baseball suddenly became quite pedestrian.  I guess maybe it's a little of that long lost Cubs fan inside me that wishes they would have won it all, but I honestly think until they can come into a post season series with a more loose attitude and not worry about the 800 lb gorilla in the room they're doomed to disappoint.

Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: October 6, 2008 12:18 pm

Not a good day to be a Cubs fan...

This is definitely part of being a Cubs fan.  The wait til next year and the inevitable heartbreak are always there

However, it is different this year.  I actually BELIEVED the Cubs had a chance to at least play in the World Series maybe even win it.   There is no scapegoat--no billy goat, black cat, Leon Durham, Alex Gonzalez, or Bartman--just a lackluster performance by our manager and players.  As soon as they got down in game 1 and Manny Ramirez golfed that home run to add salt to the wound I had a feeling that not just the game, but the series was over.  In game 2 when every infielder had an error you could see the stress and the pressure.  Aramis Ramirez and Derek Lee are both great defensive players and I would consider them clutch players as well but they just couldn't overcome the expectations.  I think if the Cubs are going to get over the hump it will have to be a team that isn't "supposed" to be there--a Tampa Bay Rays type team that is fighting the odds.  In baseball as the Yankees have demonstrated it appears to be impossible to build (buy) an unbeatable juggernaut.  So then who would you rather be...the slight favorite with all the pressure or the slight underdog with a chip on your shoulder, your back against the wall, BUT with nothing to lose.

I'll be back next year but the cloud of the last 2 Octobers will definitely be a filter to view any success the Cubs might have next year.  Maybe 2009 is time for one of those years where we're out of it by mid-August to give us a chance to regroup and get our expectations back where they need to be.  I never thought I'd see a day where even in a loss--Cubs fans in Wrigley wouldn't be having a good time.  AND it happened two game in a row!

Go Cubs!

Einsamer Wolf
Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 7:22 pm
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Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2008 12:50 pm

Not a good day to be a Cubs fan...

Bjordan, if I had the answer to your questions I would be a rich man.  The biggest surprise for me was Dempster.  He was so solid at home and then to see him issue all those walks.  He just didn't look comfortable the entire time he was pitching.  The 5 game series is tough.  The Dodgers are like that team that gets hot right before the NCAA basketball tourney starts. No one wants to play them.  I'll spare you all the wait 'till next year stuff.  Hang in there until spring.  Remember, when spring training starts hope springs eternal and we all dream about our team going to the World Series.

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