Hope Is Here, or Is It?: The 2004-2009 Chicago Cubs (Part 2)

Posted: 18th November 2009 by Antwan Fields in MLB
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So, we've arrived in 2004. The Chicago Cubs have just undergone the worst choke in the history of the NLCS.áStunned, Cubs fans could only watch in horror as Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett dominated the mighty New York Yankees in the World Series. You'll forgive us if we didn't enjoy the Jan Brady-like feeling running through our veins during that entire series and subsequent off-season. The Marlins have two rings, and the Cubs continue to play foil for teams we fans thought our teams were better than. In 2004, though, it seemed things were looking up. After Eric Karros went out to pasture and Hee Seop Choi didn't develop, the Cubs managed to catch the Marlins on yet another fire sale and acquire the villain of the NLCS, Derrek Lee, shoring up one of the few infield weaknesses. Things got b ...

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