Cubs lose a good player and a class guy

Derrek Lee was not the reason the Cubs failed to win big

Updated: August 18, 2010, 11:56 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Derrek Lee left the Cubs and his seven-year career with the team Wednesday presumably pain-free after receiving an epidural two days earlier for the bulging disk in his back.

Many Cubs fans are left with the same numb feeling.

It's too bad.

And it's probably not Lee, who was a good player, a solid citizen and a class guy, a real trifecta for a high-profile professional athlete. More like guilt by association, and his connection to one of the most ...

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