THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG!
Good morning, you dogs!
You know, I've lived in Chicago my entire life - three-plus years now. And I have learned a lot.
But these two things the most -
1. North Side Chicagoans LOVE their Cubs, and . . .
2. Losing seems to be their DESTINY, and I don't know why!
Our Chicago Cubs won 97 games during the just-completed regular season - best record in the National League, and second best in all of Big League Baseball. Great pitching. Timely hitting. Stellar defense. All summer long!
A record three-million-plus fans filling every seat at Wrigley Field, all year long, cheering them on!
And, then, in the October ritual of post-season play, our beloved team CHOKES! Poor pitching. Poor defense. Practically non-existent hitting.
For the last two Division Series Playoff Games at Wrigley Field, they played like a bunch of pups who have never been on a baseball field before.
Against theLos Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday's 7-2 loss against our best pitcher, Ryan Dempster. Last night - another heart breaker, pitched by Big "Z" - Carlos Zambrano - as errors by three-fourths of the Cubs infield put the Cubs behind 5-0 after two innings, on their way to an eventual 10-3 defeat.
The Boys in Blue are one game from elimination - again. Yes it's possible they can win three straight, beginning with two in Los Angeles over the weekend.
But it's highly unlikely - yes?
Another year, another broken heart for Cub fans around here - human and canine!
If I can find a good Dog-Friendly Bar - I'd belly up with my Human Daddy Dean and drink an Old Style Beer, favorite of Chicago Cubs fans everywhere. I would probably start crying in that beer, however. And a dog's not supposed to cry!
Keep the faith, you dogs! There's always next year, right? Yeah, sure!
But we'll still be here, resilient, new attitude, cheering them on, as we always, always, always have.
And, Little Gracie - my Pup Reporter - in a couple of years, you'll better understand all of this, just like I do now.
See my post from yesterday evening, pre-Game 2, via BlogChicagoHomes.com, for a bit more insight from this Little White Dog.
YOUR ACE REPORTER ON FOUR PAWS,
BUDDY HOLLY MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO