Is it time to put a cork on the 2009 season?
Ah, the up and downs of the baseball season. Another year where the Cubs have teased their fans with an up and down season to only see them falter towards the end. I had first thought about blogging how the Cubs were only four back in the loss column after last nights game against the Brewers but that didn’t turn out as the Brewers clobbered the Cubs and then salvaged a sweep in the four game series as they also defeated the Cubs on Thursday. So our hopes were up once again, and now they are right back on the ground as the team is on the outside looking in.
The Cubs are now pretty much out of contention. If you even thought they were in contention the past week. With a 75-70 record and have 17 games left in the season. There just isn’t enough time to make up all the ground especially when you are behind four teams in the Wildcart and still behind the Cardinals in the division.
Ever since that terrible four game series in Denver, the team just went down hill and were never able to make it all the way back up on top. Heck, when you see bleacher tickets for a Cubs/Brewers game basically being given away for $1 on Stubhub, you know the season isn’t going very good. I will say this, the team did start playing a little better when Alfonso Soriano was sat down for the rest of the season. I have to wonder how much that knee injury affected him and how much of it was just sucking?
Let’s hope the team can go out on a high note with a winning record over these last 17 games. They sure can affect the wildcard as they have series remaining with the Giants as well with the Braves.
So once again, I’m pretty sure we can say “There is always next year”