My first RED FLAG of the season comes a whole two weeks before it did in 2010.
When the Cubs lost a home series against god-awful Pittsburgh last May, my internal alarm bell rang loud & clear signaling serious trouble on the North Side.
Chicago had dropped its fifth consecutive game against the Buccos, failed to close the gap against a struggling Cardinals team, and fell to seven games below .500.
At the time, it was still too early to write-off the Cubs’ season, but the red flag had been raised–the Cubs were going nowhere.
Flash forward to Tuesday night’s game against Colorado. On the heels of its most pathetic game of the season–four errors, four unearned runs in a 5-3 loss–the Cubs responded with another dreadful outing.