I see the baseball season has finally come to an end. Now, people that know me know that I love baseball, and especially the Chicago Cubs. I may love baseball and the Cubs more than just about anything. But this year, I don’t think I saw a single Cubs game after the All-Star Break. And if I am being honest, I don’t think I saw many before the All-Star Break either.
There are many reasons for this of course. I was working full time for the first time in 12 years. WGN seems to be carrying fewer and fewer Cubs games. I didn’t have time to get to Wrigley Field this year.
However, I believe the #1 reason why I washed my hands of the Cubs so early this year is this:
And I have stood by them through a lot of losing seasons.
We lost 101 games this year. 101. Yeesh that’s a lot of games to lose. You almost have to be trying to lose that many games. Of course that means we won 61 games. But that is not a good average. In fact we only won about 37% of our games. Hideous.
We even had a losing record at home for crying out loud. In the Friendly Confines. With all the Cubs faithful in attendance (although maybe not so much this year). We were 38-43 at home, and an even more dismal 26-38 on the road. Embarrassing.
So, once again Cubs fans wait until next year.
In the meantime I will be rooting for the As this post-season. Just because.