…but could this be the year that us long-suffering Cub fans have waited for? Carlos Zambano’s no hitter coming at this critical point late in the season sure gives some cause for hope. The Cubs have struggled a bit in the past couple weeks and some of us were starting to worry about echoes of 1969. Fortunately, the Brewers haven’t done much better so not much ground has been lost. If Zambrano can get back to his A-game and the others on the pitching staff get healthy, that will go a long way to getting things back on the right track.
As a lifelong Cub fan, this year has brought back a lot of memories of my youth spent at Wrigley. Although the news reports mentioned this no hitter as being the first by a Cub since Milt Pappas in 1971, I was in the stands earlier that same season when Ken Holtzman no hit the Atlanta Braves and the final batter was Hank Aaron. That was one of the most exciting days of my youth.
I just want to live long enough to see the Cubs win the World Series! 100 years is way too long to wait!