Jim Tinley Park: October 2008 Archives

It Still Hurts

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Three weeks later and I still wake up every morning like I got punched in the stomach. That is the physical pain that I feel since the Cubs were eliminated from the 2008 playoffs..This latest heartbreak ranks right up there with 1984 and 2003. Both of those years at least went down to the final game, the 2008 postseason ended after James Loney smoked a grand slam off of Ryan Demspter in the fifth inning of game one.

For the second consecutive year our addiction fell well short of the cure. I won't go off on a rant about the 2007 playoff failure because in my opinion, I thought that the Arizona Diamonbacks were the better team. They actually had the best record in the National League with a 90-72 record. I wasn't surprised one bit to see the Cubs go three and out, but the 2008 regular season juggernaut was a total shock.