Tonight, the first Saturday night game since June 20, 1998 will be played at Wrigley Field. In that Saturday night tilt almost 13 years ago, rookie Kerry Wood struck out 11 in 7 1/3 innings and Sammy Sosa hit his 28th and 29th home runs in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
You don't put together a 103-year championship drought without a few infamous and embarrassing moments. Cubs history is full of head-scratching and gut-wrenching moments. I believe these are the 13 worst:
"C'mon Chris, give it up!" has been the constant refrain of family members and friends in recent weeks.
I must've heard it a million times. Every time the name of Ernie Banks is mentioned in a conversation or during a broadcast, my grandfather will describe the typical Banks home run.
Hero: Derrek Lee, who returned to the lineup and raised his average to .248, went 2-for-4 with a double and his 13th home run of the season.
When the Cubs opened the second half by winning three of four against the Philadelphia Phillies, I was guilty of dreaming of a miracle stretch run. But after Sunday night's extra-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the reality that the Cubs won't contend in 2010 is beginning to sink in.