What is there to say?
1984 was the year 1989 was the year, 1998 was the year, 2003 was the year, 2007 was the year. But wasn’t 2008 really THE year? The Cubs were far and away the best team in the National League over the course of the regular season. But that’s just it. The regular season. For the second straight year, the Cubs looked like minor leaguers during the playoffs. Their 9 game playoff losing streak has got to have fans wondering if their year will ever come. Mark DeRosa, Jim Edmonds, Derrek Lee, Carlos Zambrano, and Rich Harden showed up. They were ready. Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez were no where to be found. The starting pitching did their job for the most part. The bats couldn’t buy a hit with men in scoring position. It was the 2007 NLDS all over again. Soriano who managed but one hit in the entire 3 game span, told Cub fans after the game to “be patient.” You’re kidding right, Alfonso? Cubs fans have “been patient” for 100 years now, and you know we’ll all be back next year.
Sounds pretty damn patient to me.