"The crowd was more electric but I just played my game." When it comes to October baseball, the Cubs haven't "played their game" since the Bartman meltdown. They are a different creature in the post-season, one seemingly incapable of escaping the weight of history. We can "clean house" as many suggest, but we know that is really not the issue. Have people forgotten the statistics these players put up this year? Players have been added (Soriano, Lilly, DeRosa) with no connection to the past and they still get swept up in what is happening.
I don't recognize this baseball team right now, and feel oddly disconnected from them the last two playoff seasons. I'll tell you when it started for me - Game 7 of 2003. Even when Wood hit that HR I felt disconnected and oddly unemotional. I sweated out games in April more than I am stressing about the last two games. That is odd - I'm almost resigned to what is happening.
I don't know if they will win Saturday, but I can tell you this - the offense will score runs with Fontenot and or Johnson in there rather than Dome.