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1998 CUBS

The 1998 season is special only because of the goofy McGwire-Sosa lovefest. Two steroid abusers make a joke of a legitimate record and are praised as gods.

 The Cubs won the wild card with 90 wins, Sosa hit 66 home runs, Kerry Wood got 20 strikeouts. "The clock struck midnight and the Cubbies turned back to pumpkins," one writer put it. 

One of the year's best moments came on September 24. The Cubs had just three games left and were tied with the Mets for the wild card. The Cubs couldn't afford a loss.

The Cubs were winning in Milwaukee 7-5 with two out in the ninth when outfielder Brant Brown drifted back in left field for the final easy out, sunglasses down to shield him from the glare of the late-afternoon sun.

The ball landed right on his glove, drawing cheers from the Cub fans in attendance fans. But the shouts of joy quickly turned to gasps as the ball dropped to the ground! Three runs scored and the Brewers won!! video clip of the error

Ron Santo screamed out "ohhhhhhh noooooooo!!!!!!!!" and moan and groaned. Cubs players dropped to their knees. Brown appeared to be crying as he reached the dugout, and he looked stunned as he spoke with reporters in the clubhouse.

Lucky for him, the Cubs made it to a tie-breaker with the Giants and won it.

So the Cubs won the wild card. The so called "magical season" was quickly put to an end when the Atlanta Braves sat back, relaxed, and swept the Cubs right out of the place they didn't belong, the post-season. 

The Braves outscored the Cubs in the three games 15-4. In game three it all came crashing down in the 8th when Eddie Perez hit grand slam off Rod Beck giving the Braves a 6 run lead.

The following two seasons, the Cubs would lose 95 and 97 games, respectively.

 

CUB FANS

SAMMY SLAMMIN'

GREAT SEASONS

PROOF OF STUPIDITY

WRIGLEY FIELD

<Chimp took over the mic in 1998, giving us another good reason to hate the Cubs. "Swung on belted!!!"

LEE ELIA'S RANT

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