Right now, the Chicago Cubs’ early postseason exit is still fresh in our memories. But we still have a lot to be thankful for in recent years, including a title.
In fact, more often than not they have missed the playoffs during my lifetime, with seven postseason appearances over that 22-year span. Despite a meek bow-out to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2007 NLDS and as a sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Division Series the following year, there has been plenty of excitement for fellow Chicago Cubs fans when they play into October.
After a fourth-straight 90-plus win regular season and subsequent postseason berth, one thing has become very clear. This is a tremendous era of Cubs’ success. Of course, all most of us will recall is how the team quietly went into the night after back-to-back losses to the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies in the final two games of the year.
With everyone pointing fingers and looking for somewhere to cast the blame, I thought now is as good a time as any to look back at some of my personal favorite postseason memories from recent years.