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Cubs and Red Sox Are Foiled Again

October 18, 2003

This year's league championship series presented fans with two possible outcomes:

1) The end of the world.

2) The Yankees in another World Series.

Dang! I was so rooting for the end of the world.

John Thompson

Chino

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Are the Chicago Cubs cursed? No doubt about it. But it's not the curse of the billy goat, it's the curse of the ex-Dodger first basemen -- from Steve Garvey's MVP performance for San Diego against them in 1984 to Eric Karros' LVP (least valuable player) performance for them against Florida this year.

Marc Cappuccio

Chino

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My daughter asked if the "C" on the Cubs hat stood for Chicago or Cubs, and I replied that it stood for "Cursed."

Stay tuned for the next installment, although it will be hard to top this last one.

Richard Whorton

Valley Village

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Gray Davis will be governor of California again before the Cubs reach the World Series.

Willis Barton

Los Angeles

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All kidding aside, if Cub fans truly blame the spectator who touched that foul ball for allowing Florida to score eight runs in one inning, they deserve to be the perennial losers they are.

David Macaray

Rowland Heights

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I remember Don Zimmer in the late 1950s being the heir apparent to Pee Wee Reese as the Dodgers' shortstop. Then he got beaned by a fastball and never fully recovered, as the events last Saturday at Fenway Park further demonstrated.

Bart Robertson

Torrance

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Joe Torre states that when a pitcher of Pedro Martinez's caliber hits his batter "with no doubt, he knew what he was doing." Roger Clemens states that if he'd meant to hit Manny Ramirez "he would have" and Don Zimmer in the past has defended Clemens by stating that hitting batters is part of the game.

Gentlemen, based on your new outlook toward hitting batters, when are you going to apologize to Mike Piazza?

Tom Wendler

Villa Park

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Cubs vs. Red Sox in the World Series? What were we thinking?

Jim Mendes

Los Angeles

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Let's all just admit it. It's better this way. It's better that the Cubs and Red Sox don't win the World Series. If they ever won, then the Wrigley faithful and Red Sox Nation would be just another group of fans.

Baseball needs its history. Baseball needs the Yankees to win and the Red Sox and Cubs to lose. The only way this could have played out any better would have been if the Yankees beat the Red Sox and then the Cubs.

Patrick Mallon

San Luis Obispo

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How can Major League Baseball get it wrong every year? All of America was waiting and wishing for a World Series between the Cubs and the Red Sox, a guaranteed box-office and ratings bonanza. Instead we get a boring matchup between the hated Yankees, and the who-cares Florida Marlins! If any of these games pulls more than a 3.0 rating, I'll eat my Cub hat.

I do not plan on wasting my time watching this nonsense, so I guess it's time for my off-season. Time to ride my motorcycle fast, hang glide, ski tree-lined slopes, and surf shark-infested waters. As he has time on his hands, and being the nice guy that I am, I would like to invite Barry Bonds to join me in any or all of these activities

D.S. Adam

Newhall

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Don't we Cub fans have enough character yet?

Ed Wolfman

Manhattan Beach

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