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Baseball Sat Oct 04 2008

Yeah Yeah, That's It

Cubs and Sox fans, we are all hurting. These series aren't over, but by now every baseball fan in Chicago knows the only team to come back from losing two on the road in a best-of-five is (say it with me now) the 2001 Yankees. The Cubs have the best regular season record in the National League, the Sox put together a 3-game miracle run. How can these teams be on the verge of elimination almost before the fun's started? Well I just might have the answer. The five game series format is to blame. There isn't a major league manager or player that will defend it. If things don't turn around for our teams, there might be a whole lot of Chicagoans that join in that chorus.

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