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Maybe next year, Cubbie fansPosted Monday, October 6, 2008, at 9:26 PM
Oh no, dude....................... Not again!
The team with the best record in the National League this year did not disappoint IF you were expecting them to be..... well..... the Cubs!
After running through the regular season with little resistance, the mighty Cubs held true to their m.o. as they were SWEPT by Sikeston's Blake DeWitt and the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.
Cubbie fans were banking on this year being THE year all of the history would be washed away with a World Series victory parade through the streets of the Windy City. Management took the risk of having one of the highest payrolls in baseball in 2008, gambling that all that money would buy the talent to win the 'big one' similar to what the Boston Red Sox pulled off in 2004.
History prevails once more. Whatever haunting curse follows the Cubbies, reared it's ugly head and bit Chicago fans right where it hurts!
Who are Cub fans going to blame this year's collapse on?
They have a winning manager, several All-Stars (based on overseas internet voting), no fans interference, and no Bill Buckner sightings! What gives? The following is part of a story released by the Canadian Press after the Cubs were eliminated from the playoffs without winning a single playoff game this year.......
The scene was somber and subdued outside Wrigley Field on Sunday. Tourists talked about the loss as they took pictures in front of a statue of celebrated Cubs announcer Harry Caray.
Across the street at the Cubby Bear bar, Cubs fan John Weier said he couldn't watch the final innings of Saturday's loss, calling it "a sad night." Weier, 26, said he left the Wrigleyville bar where he was watching the game early.
"How do you get excited for next year's regular season?" he asked. "And if we make the playoffs next year, how do you get excited?"
The city's daily newspapers joined the pity party.
The Chicago Tribune's headline read, "It Ain't Gonna Happen;" a Chicago Sun-Times headline said, "So Long: Title drought hits 100 years."
Cubs fans posted on blogs and Internet message boards, criticizing their team and promising next year would be their year.
Oh well..... there's always next year!
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