Cubs Running Express

Bullpen BrianCorrespondent ISeptember 1, 2010

I take the CTA Red Line to and from downtown six days a week.
It’s like riding along the Cubs’ season–a long, slow and frustrating journey.

I piled on at the Fullerton stop Tuesday evening, the train well behind schedule.
We didn’t make it two stops before the conductor announced the train would run express to Granville, far beyond my stop.

So I unboarded the train and waited again for the next Red Line. But here’s the kicker. The reason for the train’s tardiness, according to the conductor, was “many defects to the train and an already prolonged delay.” Sounds similar to our Cubs, eh?

Got me thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if the Cubs could run express to the end of September, say, due to “many defects and 21.5 games out of first place.”

Anyway, the Cubs’ (4-10) record against Pittsburgh is simply embarrassing. What else can you say when you’re (3-5) at home against a club that’s (7-48) against the rest of its opponents away from home?

And it doesn’t stop there. The Peg Legs have won 12 of 16 games at Wrigley dating back to September of last year.

Now if that’s not a reason to run express, I don’t know what is.