Rest in Peace: 2009 Chicago Cubs

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Sean Heffernan in MLB
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I have called you all here today to lay to rest the latest installment of the lovable losers of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs. It was a year where almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Cubbies. Every move management made in the offseason fell flat on its face. The 2009 Cubs had a few things go right, but it was mostly a year of unmet expectations and underachievement. The ghosts of Kerry Wood and Mark DeRosa haunted Waveland Ave. It took the Cubs three-quarters of the season to figure out that Kevin Gregg wasn't going to replace Wood. When Mark DeRosa returned to Wrigley as a Cleveland Indian, he got a standing ovation, as the Cub faithful truly missed the consistent, high-character infielder. Things just didn't go we ...

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