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Cubs' funeral march really began last weekend

Updated: October 1, 2004, 9:00 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- The tombstone officially will read Oct. 2 or Oct. 3, whatever day the final nail gets slammed into the coffin and the 2004 Cubs are mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

But death came long before that, in the form of seven games against the Mets and Reds -- two teams a combined 28 games below .500. The Cubs could defeat them only twice.

When the Braves showed up at Wrigley Field for a Friday matinee, the Cubs found their backs firmly planted against their ...

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