101 Years and Counting: Why This Just Isn’t The Chicago Cubs’ Year

August 13, 2009 by  

Sorry Cubs fans, but this just isn’t our year.

The worst part is, it’s not any one individual’s fault. You can’t point a finger at any one cause of the Cubs’ problems. Instead, it’s been a combination of a few poor personnel decisions, season-long slumps, terribly bad luck, and a nasty case of the injury bug.

It all started when Jim Hendry traded fan-favorite Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians on New Year’s Eve. What’s even worse, Hendry reportedly had a chance to undo his mistake in June when the Indians offered him back to the Cubs.

Maybe the ownership uncertainty prevented Hendry from making the deal. Maybe he was just too stubborn to admit he was wrong. Either way...

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