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Cubs Wed Oct 01 2008

Win Some, Lose Some

Well there you have it. The Cubs have dropped game one of the NLDS. Since 1995, the winner of game one has gone 23-3 and in 10 tries the Cubs have never won a playoff series after losing the first game. What does this all mean? Nothing! Obviously. This is baseball, where a team (with their own curse) came back from a 0-3 deficit against their arch-enemies to win the pennant. These Cubs have won 97 games and played extremely well over a long season. They've come back in dozens of games, once from 8 runs down. They are a good team but lost a game; simple as that. This is 2008 and the season started in April, not in 1909. We come back and beat them tomorrow.

One side note, I heard something I found very troubling. On the radio post-game show Dave Kaplan railed against the fans in the park for not being supportive. By his account those at the game were far from the die hard fans that hung on every strike during the season. I wasn't there but if it's true that would be a real shame. As if its not bad enough that MLB has let prices spiral out of control, in part by getting in bed with StubHub, those that got to go might not have done their duty as fans. Let's hope it's better tomorrow.

 
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Ken / October 2, 2008 9:20 AM

Vince,

Yeah, you could see and hear it on television. The fans pretty much gave up after that grand slam. I guess they expected the Dodgers to curl up and wilt just by virtue of the mere presence of Wrigley Field. It was weird/sad. It was like a house party where the cops show up. Everyone got quiet. My guess is they are going to be very vocal tonight, to make up for last night. Big Z will fire them up if he gets a strike out.

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