Loney delivers while Cubs don't

What might be the most telling stat of the NLDS? James Loney drove in six runs for the Dodgers, or as many as the Cubs scored all series.

Updated: October 5, 2008, 11:39 AM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

LOS ANGELES -- Cubs fans reached their century mark of despondence with Alfonso Soriano's check-swing strikeout to end the game, a halfhearted attempt to thwart history when only a full cut with Thor's hammer would tame these cruel demons. Such is the nature of this dubious 100-year championship drought for the Cubs, whose woes continued with a series-ending 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Division Series.

In the end, the cursed goat didn't lead to ...

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