The Quintessential Cubs Game

ESPN needs to begin airing this one on ESPN Classic ASAP–this is Cubs baseball. The Cubs’ 11th loss in their past 15 games is an early contender for “game of the year” for a team that’s slipping from first (in ’08) to worst (in ’09) in the NL Central.


cubslflag.JPGInjured Milton Bradley?

Check.

Soriano homers…and then goes cold for his remaining five at-bats?

Check.

Marmol enters in a key spot and walks two?

Check.

A no-hitter through seven turns into a loss?

Check.

Kevin Gregg turns in his best LaTroy Hawkins impression?

Check.

Pitching to the reigning NL Batting Champion with first base open?

Check.

In a post-game interview, Wells said, “It stinks not getting the win. But stuff happens. That’s baseball.” No, Wells, that’s not baseball–that’s Cubs’ baseball.

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