And bad teams find a way to lose. This Cubs loss and series sweep was a team effort. Despite winning the season series, our Cubs were again outclassed by the Cardinals as they lost in climactic fashion 10-6. From an organizational standpoint the Cubs aren’t in the same league as St. Louis. Year in and year out, despite injuries and even deaths, the Cards find a way to compete. But our Cubs are hapless, they surely are losers but they are no longer loveable.

Fortunately the season is almost over and the Cubs will transition into the part of the season they are best at. The offseason, when hope springs eternal, when fans can truly be optimistic because they don’t have to be reminded on a daily basis how bad their team really is.

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