Well my favorite kind of baseball will begin next week without my favorite team. The 2004 Cubs were almost picked across the board to goto the WS, because of stellar pitching. I could point to a number of tough breaks throughout the season but I won't because they had time to fix all of that. The bottom line was that they lacked two things, discipline and fundamentals. You know its bad when you start complaing about your broadcasters just to take the focus off of poor play. So did your team make it to the october dance? Did they crush your hopes like mine are crushed? Whos your pick to take it all? I'd like to see the angels or the stros take it all. I hate the stros because they're in the central with the cubs, but they have showed the most fortitude in the NL coming back from Sub .500 to leading the WC and beating the cubs. The angels have been pretty good all season and never gave despite the fact that oakland has dominated that league for so long. I hope vlad starts getting some more respect because he's been so excellent.