Chicago Cubs: Can This Year be the Year?

Jenna MeciContributor IMarch 27, 2009

MESA, AZ - MARCH 06:   Mitch Atkins #60 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during a Spring Training game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at HoHoKam Park on March 6, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The loveable losers?

The Chicago next years? 

These names need to be removed from the mouths of all Chicago fans and non-fans alike.

In 1908, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series.


In 1945, the year we gained The Curse of the Billy Goat the Chicago Cubs saw the World Series for the last time to date.  We have gotten so close we could taste it, but somehow manage to mess up when it is within arms' reach. We won the Central Division titles the past two years in a row.

The capability is there, but why is it that when we get to the games that make or break us, we always break?

Is it management?

Can't blame Dusty Baker, and don’t see many people missing him, that is for sure. Lou Piniella is a self-proven great manager.

Is it really this curse getting us? If so, Boston broke the curse of the Great Bambino.

We can break the curse too. Right? 


We have a team with strong playersthey are experienced and play well together. Aramis Ramirez, Derrek Lee, Carlos Zambrano, Alfonso Sorianothese are some of our main players who know the game, the team, and each other.

Why crack under the pressure? Is it really that hard to keep playing the game? Are our nerves getting that bad? The same year Carlos Zambrano pitches a no-hitter for the first time in 36 years for the Cubs, we choke.

It looked like we had never played baseball a day in our life before. As promising as the past two seasons looked, winning anything past the Central Division title is near impossible for us. 

Like any team, the dedication of the fans and players is there every year. They constantly fill the stands in Wrigley Field.


Can this be our year? Or is it another build up to let down?Let's hope for the best.

Go Cubs!