I feared the worst for Cubs baseball on May 17th during its last trip to Great American Ball Park.
After Mike Quade delivered his tongue-lashing following the club’s disastrous 7-4 loss–another sloppy game in which Chicago surrendered a late inning lead–the Cubs again played flat in Game 2 allowing Cincinnati to score the winning runs courtesy of four Cubs errors.
The gift wrapped series for the Reds dropped Chicago six-games below .500, and essentially spit in the face of its manager.
I quickly issued my second Red Flag of the season. If the Cubs weren’t taking Quade’s message seriously, how on earth would this miserable campaign ever get turned around?
Not surprisingly, it hasn’t.
The Cubs are (6-14) since its last visit to Cincinnati, including Tuesday’s monstrosity–an 8-2 blowout loss.
They’re now (1-6) against Cincy having lost four straight at GAB and face the Reds 11 more times in 2011.
The current losing streak has reached eight games, including an (0-5) start during this 10-game road trip.
Following the series finale this evening against Cincinnati, it’s off to Philadelphia for four games with the prospect of a single Cubs win in serious doubt.
So for argument sake, what action, if any, should the Cubs’ front office take if the team returns home (0-10) on the road trip?