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Wait 'til Next Year!

Sports is a nice distraction, but I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan. So, it was a little tough to explain why I was so ticked off when the Cubs (MY Cubs!) threw away a huge winning season in just three games against the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. Understand, there was some buildup here: Last year the team was lousy, but 99 years since the Cubs won the World Series we had a new coach, fresh new players, heck Lou Piniella even stomped on a toy goat (curse be damned!). And the team went from dead a year ago, to first place in the division. Tell me this didn't have all the makings of a Cinderella season. And I know I'm ungrateful... a first place finish with a new coach and a fairly young team means good things are coming next year. But, let's be honest, that's a huge cliche in Chicago... "Cubs Fans Wait till Next Year, Again." And the best part? I'll be right back at it again next season. In the meantime, I'll whine and complain that nobody can hit worth a darn, and that a certain hot-headed pitcher needs anger management training. But the last time the Cubs won a World Series was 1908. Even a Yankees fan can see that 2008 is destined to be the Cubs' year.

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