Discussion

Overpaid, underperforming

The Cubs are so dysfunctional they're reminiscent of a Simpsons episode

Originally Published: July 20, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

"What good is money if it can't inspire terror in your fellow man?" --C. Montgomery Burns, "The Simpsons," "Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk" (1991).

As we watched the Cubs clobber the Washington Nationals on a TV at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday afternoon, a wise man told me the three-game series between the Cubs and Phillies would be a valuable measuring stick to guess the immediate future of the Cubs, a team so close to the NL Central lead yet so very, very far from being, well, good.

Sometime ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

ALSO SEE

MORE MLB HEADLINES