Chicago Cubs 2008 Season In Brief Review

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Chicago Cubs 2008 Season In Brief Review

What words does one begin with when attempting to sum up the Cubs 2008 season?

“Ay Carumba” seems appropriate. “Oy vey” works nicely.

I can think of a few others, although they might land on the wrong side of the foul pole of the editorial guidelines of this site.

Perhaps a humorous approach would be best: “The Cubs arouse fans, then go limp and end up losing their Woody.”

Unfortunately I don’t think Cub fans’ sense of humor is going to even start to kick back in until sometime after the all-star break. And that’s only if they’re winning.

The one sentence that I am not going to use is “Wait 'til next year.” I think we’ve all been walked down that plank just a few too many times.

Well, we all know what happened, so in order to avoid a painful, drawn out recap, here it is in nutshell:

 

  • Dempster came out of nowhere
  • Fukudome disappeared out of sight
  • Zambrano was all over the place

 

  • Hill lost control
  • Harden was in total command
  • Lou won the award for taking charge

 

  • DeRosa broke out
  • Soriano broke down
  • Someone broke a water pipe

 

  • Samardzija was called up
  • Fukudome got sat down
  • Woody’s been sent away

 

  • Soto was great
  • The all-stars numbered eight
  • Once again the same old fate

 

That’s all I’ve got Cub fans. See you in April.

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