Seriously. It’s taken me DAYS to process this and reflect on the course of my life… My Cubbies…..remain losers, extending their playoff ineptitude to 9 straight games, marking 2 consecutive years of winning the division title and then being swept out of the playoffs, and propelling their long-suffering fans into their second century without a World Series title.
Their powerful offense, which led the league with 97 wins and 855 runs, managed a miserly 6 runs in the 3 games…all while the pitching allowed 20 runs, and they tied a playoff record with 4 errors in game 2 and 6 for the series. They managed only 5 hits in 28 at-bats with men in scoring position.
To quote my 2 favorite Cubbies of long ago: the eternal optimist, Ernie Banks: “Wait’ll next year!” and the realist, Ron Santo, “Man, oh, man…”
So join us next year as we endure our roller coaster into oblivion with our dear Lovable Losers…..our Cubbies.
Here are some samplings of what I have found online so you can visualize how hard we Cub fans have it.
Until next year…