Former Cub Muses About 2003
Interesting New York Times op-ed by former Chicago Cub Doug Glanville:
With contributions coming from all sources — including the Chicago Police Department — it was obvious that we had been anointed.
The problem was, the Florida Marlins thought the same thing.
They had their own reasons for feeling that way. Their manager, stodgy, cigar-smoking Jack McKeon, had been brought in at mid-season to right a wrong ship, and as the most senior manager in the league had shown a lot of whippersnappers that he knew how to run a young team. The Marlins barreled their way to the wild card berth in the playoffs fueled by fire and brimstone.
So what happens when two forces — destined, tired and playing awfully good baseball — collide in Wrigley Field?