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Analyzing the Cubs
2005-09-16 06:46
by Derek Smart

This morning, the fine gentlemen over at Baseball Analysts have put together a piece called, "What Went Wrong," highlighting (or lowlighting) four teams - the Twins, Mets, Dodgers, and Cubs - who entered the season with high hopes, but wound up on the postseason scrapheap after coming around the turn.

Along with Aaron Gleeman, Ricardo Gonzalez from Metsgeek, and our own Jon Weisman, I was honored to be asked to put in my two cents on the Cubbie Horror Picture Show. So swing on over and have at it, folks!

2005-09-16 18:20:03
1.   Sandus
My season lowlight (basically representative of the entire season in microcosm) is Michael Barret inexplicably throwing the ball to third base at the beginning of a rundown and losing the game in Philadelphia.

A walkoff rundown seems like the perfect metaphor for this baseball team.

2005-09-17 06:28:34
2.   Derek Smart
Yeah, that's a good one too. I didn't actually see it happen, though, so it didn't have a huge emotional impact on me - hence I went with something else. I have a feeling, though, that if I'd have been watching that game I would have put that play near, if not at the top.
2005-09-19 06:27:25
3.   rynox
I think for me it was Wood's second injury (not the one during ST) that I thought to myself, "oh brother, another one of those years".

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