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30 May 2008

Cubs Baseball!!!

On this, the eve of Philadelphia's 25th last-championship anniversary, jinxes is on me mind. And the biggest jinx on me mind is the fact that, on the eve of June, when the boys of summer start earning that nickname, the mighty Chicago Cubs did something that reinforces the importance and potential devastating side of this season. They have the best record in baseball.
I'd like to think that the fact that I wore thee old Cubs lid to the home of 26 World Series championships last week brought some victory karma. But I know, deep down inside, it's all gonna come crumbling down. Hard. Such is the expectation of a Cubs fan. Hopefully, D Lee knows something I don't. (Watched a couple games this week and there certainly is some good mojo out at Wrigley).
Cubs baseball!!!

CHICAGO (AP) -- For one night at least, the Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball. It's a title they might not give up without a fight.

Alfonso Soriano's two-run single capped a late charge for the streaking Cubs, who won their fourth straight by beating the Colorado Rockies 8-4 Thursday night.

At 33-21, the Cubs have the best record in the majors and one more win than Boston, Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Angels and St. Louis.

"We have a good team," Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee said. "We expect to win. We're just living up to our own expectations."


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