View Full Version : Cubdomís Great Lost Opportunity

04-14-2010, 09:50 AM
From HBT (http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/cubdoms-great-lost-opportunity/). Only posting the first few introductory paragraphs:

About a dozen years ago I came across a T-shirt in a Wrigleyville store proclaiming the Cubs the 1908 World Champions. I thought it was cute, a way to show support for the team I've always rooted for while also mocking it for its all-too-well-known ineptitude. A few years later a website sold another shirt, this one proclaiming: "Any team can have a bad century."

Well, now here we areó100 years since the last Cubs championship. Suddenly, these jokes ain't so funny anymore. I know there's no logical reason to be considerably more annoyed at 100 years instead of 99. Damn base-10 numeric systemóon Planet Alfonseca I'd have another 44 years before I would get annoyed.

How in Hades could a squad go 100 years without winning it all? What were their best, lost hopes? These questions are hardly original, but they keep filling my mind this year. But I want to look back at some of their wrong turns.

04-14-2010, 10:36 AM
pretty interesting read