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 playoffs....it'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?
Posted on: August 26, 2008 9:27 pm
Its been a magical year so far for the Chicago Cubs. They have the best record in baseball at 81-50! Ending the year with the best record would be great. Getting into the playoffs would be great too. Winning the pennant would be even greater. But lets be honest, anything less than a World Series Championship will be a disappointment. At least that the way I feel. I've waited my whole life...they've never been this good...its been 100 years! It's a small window that a team has to be able to win a world series championship. A team can lose in the world series than not make it back for years or decades or even longer. The year is here and the time is now for the Cubs. Chicago hasn't even made the playoffs yet but things are looking very good and expectations are very high in the windy city.
Posted on: June 24, 2008 10:07 pm
Anything is possible. We know this from looking at the current MLB standings. The Chicago Cubs own the finest record in the game! Isn't it reasonable to hope that all obstacles can be overcome in a world where the Cubs are 32-8 at home? Let's all believe. Gas prices will go back down to $3.00 a gallon by the end of the summer. Home sales will also rise across the country... Because the Cubs have won 14 straight at Wrigley Field.
The next time you go thru a fast food Drive-thru nobody will be in line, you'll have exact change and the food will be hot... Because the Cubs pitchers have the lowest ERA in the National League. The last time they finished that way World War II was ending!
A new study will show that smoking cigs decreases the risk of heart disease by 40 percent... Because the Cubs have the highest team batting average in baseball and are outscoring the opposition 418-306.
Honda Accord will come out with a model car that can go 1000 miles on four AA batteries... Because Kerry Wood has gone from a sore-armed former starter to a closer with 19 saves. And Because Ryan Dempster has gone from closer to starter with a 9-0 record at home.
The Depressed will be soothed and the sick will be healed... Because even though it's only been 99 years since a championship, the Cubs are due.
Posted on: April 26, 2008 6:52 pm
Carlos Zambrano has looked more mature and more controlled this year. He is walking very few batters and striking out many of them. He is playing for the surging Chicago Cubs who lead the majors in run scored so the Big Z is going to get plenty of run support. Not as if he needs it though, Carlos has given up 2 or fewer earned runs in 3 of his 4 starts. A few other pitchers will be deserving, but when its all said and done Carlos Zambrano will recieve the Cy Young Award!