2006 Chicago Cubs – An Obituary
First of all, I want to thank all of those gathered here for attending what may seem trivial, much like the death of a hamster or goldfish, but may be crucial to our being able to move on. That you are here at all means you cared and most of all, are not one of those annoying bandwagon jumpers, they are all Sox fans, at least for a couple more weeks.
We are here to mourn the loss of a season that never was, a team that never came to life, and, hopefully, a managerial career that has taken a sharp spike and course to another town. I see among you a scant few Dusty supporters, bless you for sticking with him, because he did not stick "trusty" you or any of us. Those of you hating him, let it go, he just didn’t get the job done. He needs to move on and make us wonder how we ever let him go.
Be happy in the knowledge that along with this season we have put behind us nagging problems like Neifi Perez and faced the knowledge that Yes, Corey Patterson will do good once we let him go. Look on this season as a period of finally letting go of the dream of the Cy Young Pitching staff including Kerry Wood and Mark Prior.
Hopefully, next year we won’t be treated to diagrams of Kerry Wood’s elbow/shoulder/…etc.
Adding to this thought, which started on Saturday, and on Monday is outlined even more after a couple more games, the Cub’s have pronounced themselves officially dead.
They are dropping like flies because now it doesn’t matter. Michael Barrett went down, and today, Carlos Zambrano gets shelled and then hurt, leaving the game. I can’t blame Carlos for giving up, and applaud his restraint as he watched an organization quit around him.
Derek Lee should be spared this last month, but maybe, and this is the eternal optimist in me, maybe they can build from this. As Dusty gets run out of town and the supposed saviors of the franchise nurse injuries, maybe he can form a bond with a core group, Juan Pierre, Aramis Ramirez…WOW, I almost did it again.
As I began three days ago, thank you all for coming and remember, if the Cub’s can’t win, root root root against the Sox!(If you have to ask which one, never mind).