Found September 30, 2012 on
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For all the dismal seasons Chicago Cubs fans have suffered through over the last 45-plus years, a 100-loss campaign is not among them.
That would change with another defeat Sunday against the host Arizona Diamondbacks, who look to complete a three-game sweep.
After falling 8-2 on Saturday, Chicago (59-99) needs to win its remaining four games to avoid hitting the 100-loss mark for the first time since the 1966 team went 59-103 in Leo Durocher's first season as manager.
The Cubs also fell to 0-18 in road games versus the NL West this season and will need a win Sunday to avoid being the first team since baseball shifted to divisional play in 1969 to go winless on the road against a single division.
They mustered only four hits and didn't score until Alfonso Soriano's ninth-inning two-run homer Saturday.
"At this point, we are trying to win four games out of four right now," manager Dale Sveum said. "A lot of ways it is important because if we lose (Sund...
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Well, the good news is 2012 is almost over for the Chicago Cubs.
Probably I was one of about 47 people who watched last night's 2-8 Cub-drubbing by Arizona.I mean, I watched but it was unwatchable.I googled "Cubs tv ratings" and the newest article (the Sherman Report) is from August 31st.It says White Sox games rule tv in Chicago (yada yada whatever dude), but worse...
Ronnie Freeman lined a two-out opposite-field RBI single to right to score B. J. Lopez with the go-ahead run, as the Diamondbacks rallied for three runs in the 8th and edged the Cubs 6-5 in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa.
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There haven't been many good things for the Chicago Cubs this year, but one of them came to an end Friday night in an 8-3 loss at Arizona. Second baseman Darwin Barney committed his first error at second base since April 17. That left him tied for the major-league single-season record for consecutive errorless games at second. Barney already held the National League record...
There are countless reasons why the Chicago Cubs are closing in on 100 losses. Their road play against the NL West is near the top of the list.
The Cubs continue their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night looking to end a 17-game road losing streak against NL West opponents.
Chicago hasn't recorded 100 losses in a season since 1966, when it finished 59...
Dan Vogelbach crushed a towering three-run home run over the right-centerfield fence in the top of the 6th to give the Cubs a 4-2 lead, and a two-run Diamondback rally in the bottom of the 9th fell just a bit short, as the Cubs edged the D’backs 5-4 in Arizona Instructional League action at Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Resort east of Scottsdale this morning...
On October 1, 1932—exactly 80 years ago this Monday—during the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, facing a 2-2 count against Cubs pitcher Charlie Root, looked over to the Cubs dugout then appeared to point toward center field.
Ruth hit the next pitch 440 feet, over the center field wall.
The home run broke a 4-4...
The Chicago Cubs wrap up their dreadful season this weekend against an even worse Houston Astros squad at the Friendly Confines.
The Cubs are at 60-99 and the Astros are at 53-106. That's right the two worst teams in baseball. Why would anyone want to see these teams play? That's probably why two tickets on StubHub are for sale at $0.19.
That's right, $0.19.
The Chicago Cubs held off suffering their 100th loss for one more day, but may have only given the fans at Wrigley Field the chance to witness them reaching that mark of futility.
The Houston Astros, hoping to avoid a franchise-record 107th loss, will try to hand the Cubs that milestone defeat Monday night in the opener of a three-game series.
Chicago avoided being swept by Arizona...