And maybe yours too?
As we sit back and reflect on the year past, think about what could've been, what should've been, and what never was, I suppose it's human nature to want to play the blame game. In looking at the Cubs and their season, there are certainly more than enough culprits that we could point our fingers at.
And it's not just the players - management and ownership comes under the microscope too. And I'm sure if you tried hard enough, you could probably find some way to bring the media, the rooftop owners and who knows, maybe even he-who-shall-not-be-named (Lord Voldemort) into all this.
But I'm here to tell you that the Cubs inability to win the World Series in 2007 was not the fault of any of those folks. So forget about clubhouse slugfests and on-the-field tiffs. Forget about pulled hamstrings and hitting into double-plays. Forget contract and ownership distractions and giving up lead-off homers to rookies in the playoffs.
If you want to blame someone, blame me. I confess - it was all my fault. You see, at some point down the stretch, someone gave me one of those "It's Gonna Happen" rubber bracelets and... umm... and I... well... I...
...well, I didn't put it on. I didn't put it on, so naturally, "it" didn't happen. So it's all my fault.
Now it's your turn. The BCB Cubs Confessional is now open. Pull up a keyboard and tell us your sins. Unburden yourself of all the things you did or didn't do this past year that prevented the Cubs from winning it all.
Trust me - you'll feel better.