Chicago Cubs Mental Ineptitude Becoming Routine

Posted: 19th June 2010 by Carl Stine in MLB
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As a lifelong Cubs fan, I am used to watching failure. From the infamous Bartman ball, to being swept out of the playoffs by the Dodgers in 2008, inability to win games has been a hallmark of Chicago Cubs baseball. This season, however, has been even more difficult to watch than usual due to the slew of mental errors and unforced mistakes. Today, for instance, when Ted Lilly threw a double play ball on a routine grounder in to left center field. And yesterday, when Jeff Baker had not one, but two throwing errors in the same inning that resulted in three runs for the Angels in an eventual 7-6 loss. Baker became the third Cub this month to commit two errors in one inning. Then there was two weeks ago when the Cubs had an opposing player in a rundown, and an errant throw to left field resulte ...

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