Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Once Again October is a dead end!
No,this is not me revisiting October 3rd,1982 (I got married). Instead we must huddle over another Cubs grave. My favorite sports team (Yes,way ahead of the Bears,Bulls & Blackhawks) once again was eliminated from playoff contention. The Cubs are finishing this season with a flourish. Two shutouts tossed by Zambrano & Dempster has led the Cubs to winning their last 7 out of 9. They impressed in San Francisco when they took 3 out of 4 from a team with WildCard hopes. Overall,this season despite many injuries and terrible seasons by two high priced free agent failures (Soriano & Bradley)was not terrible. The main reason being the starting pitching. Lilly,Dempster,Zambrano,Harden,Wells,Gorzelanny all were above average most of the year and sometimes dazzling. It did not show in the W-L column for the group,but that was due to a lot of "no-decisions" because the offense was broken.
It is something to build on for (yes,here we go again) NEXT YEAR. It will be intersting to see what the new ownership will do. The right thing is to start fresh with a new GM & manager. Larussa will be available. The Cubs can go there or take a
chance on Ryne Sandburg.Also,the chance of Ozzie Guillen getting whacked & moving to the Cubs is not impossible! Whatever the deal,I will be watching & rooting for this nightmare streak to end! Go,CUBS,GO...Hey Chic....Ahh,screw it!