OCTOBER 5, 2008.... POINT MADE... AGAIN
"It's heartbreaking. It hurts me," said Bob Samansky, 31, of Portage, Ind. "I believed at three-one, I believed at three-two, I believed at three-three, I believe in next year once again."
Greer Hathaway, 52, of Chandler, AZ passed away on October 16, 2003. He
was found hanging from a palm tree in his backyard with a makeshift noose,
made of old Chicago Cub T shirts. Memorial service will be held on Saturday,
October 18, 2003 at 11:00AM at Mt. View Lutheran Church, 11002 S. 48th
St. Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements by Wyman Cremation & Burial Chapel.
They last won it in 1908, when the idea of Wrigley Field was hooted down at Planning Commission meetings for fear of the detrimental effect it would have on horse-and-buggy traffic on the North Side. Since then, the Cubs have curled up on the October stage in 1910, 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, 1945, 1984, 1989 and 1998. Idle thought: How tragic is your franchise when you lose the World Series the same year the stock market crash starts the Depression?
Factor, on Scale of 1 to 10: 9. Yes, a tie with the White Sox. In fact,
if I had any sense, I'd rank the White Sox ahead of the Cubs on the Pain
Factor, since Wrigley denizens have always counterbalanced the Cubs' failure
with phenomenal amounts of booze and frivolity in one of America's great
neighborhoods. Sox fans? They can't even get a cab to come to Comiskey
to pick 'em up.
add this failure to all of their previous disappointments. That includes
wasting a 2-0 lead over San Diego in the best-of-five NLCS, blowing a
late lead in the 1969 NL race and losing Game 7 of the 1945 World Series
at Wrigley Field to Detroit.