Cubs Choke: Cough up NLDS

0 for October

The Cubs stretched their post-season losing streak to 9 and coughed up the NLDS to the Dodgers. ?For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the Cubs for the last 100 years, here’s a run down of their October futility:

1910 L 4-1
1918 L 4-2
1929 L 4-1
1932 L 4-0
1935 L 4-2
1938 L 4-0
1945 L 4-3
1984 L 3-2 (NLCS)
1989 L 4-1 (NLCS)
1998 L 3-0 (NLDS)
2003 W 3-2 (NLDS) L 4-3 (NLCS)
2007 L 3-0 (NLDS)
2008 L 3-0

Oh well Cubs fans, there’s alway next century?

TOONrefugee creates logo for the Rumor Mill

mlb rumors

File this under shameless self-promotion. TOONrefugee just completed the logo for a new site devoted to baseball trade rumors (I’ll also be contributing an occasional cartoon and a bit of pithy commentary there as well). With the hot stove league heating up, the site should be a lot of fun for baseball fans. So, please check out the latest MLB trade rumors at the Rumor Mill.

World Series Heats Up(?) in Colorado

More World Series Weather:?2008,?2006

Rockies World Series

With the temperature in the thirties, the Rockies hope to refind their hot streak and Boston is hoping those Red Sox come with battery powered heaters.

To all you ice-cold Rockies fans, from a warm and cozy Cardinals fan who’s jealous as can be: This Bud Coors is for you.

UPDATE: The Rockies lost 10-5 to fall to behind three games to none. Let’s hope they can build a fire of their own tonight otherwise it’s, “Wait ’til next year.”

UPDATED UPDATE: It’s “Wait ’til next year.”

Say it ain’t so, Joe

Joe torre Canned

Even though Joe managed to pull the Yankees back into the battle and get them into the play-offs, it wasn’t enough, he’s gone. And this cartoon, originally published back in June has proved prescient. After 12 straight playoff appearances and four World Championships, the Torre era in NYC is over.