Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

This kind of game could have happened at any time, because it’s baseball, man. But, since it comes the day after the Cubs traded away Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija – confirming that they were done this year – and after the Cubs were on a nice four-game ride (month and a half, really), it’s going to be magnified.

I’m sure there was a bit of an energy let-down, but I’m also sure that each player out there was giving it his all today. And a crummy loss happened. It happens to teams that have all the right “stories” going for them, too.

Just remember: the losses were always going to come, and we all knew the trades were coming, too.

And at least the Cubs’ frustrating run differential just took a hit.

july 5 box

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