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Posted by Karen Anderson at 8/29/2006 9:01:00 PM
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It's hard to say which is more depressing: watching "When the Levees Broke," or the Cubs. Switching back and forth from the terrific Spike Lee documentary on Hurricane Katrina, to "baseball," I witnessed a no-hitter by Carlos Zambrano through the first five innings and then tuned in to see the Cubs flounder in extras. I missed the four errors committed by the Cubs but kept my fingers off the remote long enough to see Ryan Dempster blow another save. It's not often you see a walk-off walk. All this I believe is tied to the demise of my Cubs' hat, which is rendered useless by a broken strap. Coincidentally, this is when the Cubs' five-game losing streak began. Granted, the season ended many months ago but this officially ends the Cubs' season for me. Everyone on the team has given up, and now so have I. (I throw in my broken hat.) I look forward to the college football season and to next year's Ken Burns' documentary: "When My Cubs' Hat Broke."


Three words that will make you happy soon: Dusty Baker fired.
Posted by schoenke at 8/30/2006 8:19:00 AM
For your mental and physical well-being, I hope you didn't see this afternoon's Cubs' loss. The Bucs swept 'em at home for the first time since the 90s
Posted by jtopper at 8/30/2006 3:52:00 PM
Even though I've given Dusty some slack, I have to say, I'm looking forward to his departure. I'd be really happy though if Donald Trump could deliver his walking papers.

I'm a Cubs' fan. I have no mental or physical well-being. I blame my parents for making me a fan all those years ago. I can't help myself. I watched the Cubs' go ahead in the 10th or 11th today and thought, "ok, they're going to fianlly win one." I should have known better.
Posted by papabungler at 8/30/2006 9:01:00 PM
My wife and I just bought our first house yesterday. We thought it was a good omen that the owners fly a Cubs flag in their front yard (we just moved to Cincinnati from Chicago, and I'm a Cubs fan). Now I'm thinking maybe this house is going to break my heart year after year.
Posted by kennruby at 8/31/2006 7:54:00 AM
Seeing Dusty go doesn't solve the problem of the people above him who kept him around this long...
Posted by ESiegrist at 8/31/2006 2:47:00 PM
Sad thing is, I don't think the Cubs are really that horrible of a baseball team. If D-Lee were healthy this year, I think they would be right in that Wild Card mix. They have just as much or more talent than those teams.
Posted by schwang2u at 8/31/2006 5:05:00 PM

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