I'm still not exactly over it, but I was fortunate enough to go to the only Cubs postseason game of 2007 at Wrigley Field. Incredible weather, really great vibe in and out of the field before the game, ran into lots of people I know, which sort of frightened me.
First pitch, home run for the DBacks. When DeRosa hit in to the DP in the 5th, the place became as quiet as a library. There was a short rally later that got the fans into the game, but when nothing happened, people shut up or left.
I went to a baseball game and ended up seeing a funeral. After the game, no great cheer for the team, like “thanks for the season”. Fair amount of boos, but mostly indifference and disbelief. People at Bernie’s and Sluggers were in horrible moods after the game, really sad to see how quickly they could turn on the team. We were lucky to have one game n October at Wrigley, I’m thankful for that.
Next year will be under new ownership, most of the team will come back, and Sweet Lou seemed sincere in his dedication to bringing a winner home. Let’s hope so.
Meanwhile, I’m waiting on the e mail from CubWorld.com that the NLDS series t shirts have been reduced from their original price of $24.95 to 10 bucks.