Grin and Bear It

We struggle to think of a sports team that has cashed in on being bad more than the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs management has fielded a century’s worth of ringless and mostly hapless baseball squads while somehow succeeding in shifting the blame onto a goat. Cubs fans, for their part, have happily embraced the mantra “wait ‘til next year.”

This season’s Cubs have gotten an especially early jump on giving up for the season. The Cubs will walk into Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street, this weekend on pace to set a team record for losses. This should be a welcome change of pace for a Diamondbacks team that is desperately trying to stay contenders in the NL West. If the D-Backs can’t put away the Cubs, Diamondbacks fans may find themselves having to wait ‘til next year.

Sat., June 23, 7:10 p.m., 2012
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Ed Kummerer