Friday, October 03, 2008
Down but not (yet) out
My favorite team, the Chicago Cubs, are on the verge of their second early exit from the National League Divisional Series. Not only did they lose the first two games of the best-of-five series -- at home, no less -- to the Dodgers, they looked bad doing it. (Last year, they were swept out of the post-season by Arizona.)
The Cubs looked like anything but the team that racked up the best record in the National League.
Can they turn it around? Can they win three straight -- the first two on the road?
As someone who observed the collapse of 1969, the collapse of 1984, the whimper of 1989, the collapse of 2003, I struggle to muster any optimism.