The 2010 Cubs season was pretty forgettable, at least until the last six weeks when the team's performance under Mike Quade gave us some hope that 2011 can be better.
While we await 2011 to begin at midnight -- and the baseball season to begin a couple of months after that, with spring training (it can't come soon enough for me), let's do something a little different with a "year-end" post.
Usually, you'd see a Top Ten list or some such thing. Instead, let's look at ten of the worst Cubs losses from 2010. Vote for the one you think was the absolute bottom of the barrel for the year. If I haven't chosen your personal least favorite game, leave your pick in the comments.
Have fun with this. And Happy New Year.
What was the worst Cubs loss of 2010?
April 5, 16-5 loss to Braves. Opening Day, Carlos Zambrano gives up eight runs in less than two innings. (352 votes)
May 8, 14-2 loss to Reds. The Cubs trail 3-2 going into the last of the 7th, and the bullpen gives up 11 runs in two innings. (34 votes)
May 14, 10-6 loss to Pirates. Z enters in relief in tie game, hits a batter, gives up a single and a three-run HR to first three hitters he faces. (38 votes)
June 19, 12-0 loss to Angels. Cubs are down 4-0 with only one out in the first inning and manage only two singles all day. (21 votes)
July 2, 12-0 loss to Reds. Second 12-0 loss in two weeks; Cubs trail 1-0 going into the 7th, but bullpen again gives up 11 runs in two innings. (49 votes)
July 17, 4-1 loss to Phillies. Cubs lead 1-0 with two out in 9th, and Tyler Colvin makes a fanastic throw to the plate... which is dropped by Geovany Soto, allowing the tying run to score. The Phillies score three more and win. (274 votes)
July 30, 17-2 loss to Rockies. Cubs trail 5-2 going into last of 8th. Bullpen gives Rockies 11 straight hits and 12 runs; the 11 consecutive hits sets a ML record for one inning. (295 votes)
August 2, 18-1 loss to Brewers. Milwaukee gets 26 hits, tying a Cubs team record set in 1957. (173 votes)
August 22, 16-5 loss to Braves. In Lou Piniella's last game as manager, the Cubs neatly bookend Opening Day by losing to the same team by the same score. (93 votes)
September 23, 13-0 loss to Giants. The Giants have a nine-run second inning and lead 11-0 after three. (16 votes)
Another horrific 2010 loss not mentioned above (post in comments) (30 votes)
1375 total votes