For the second game in a row, Cubs relievers blew a ballgame to the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field. Today, the Cubs were up 4-2 and were seemingly cruising towards their first victory of the season.
Then, new Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum brought relieverinto the game in the top of the eight inning. Things were still going smooth until Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa hit a solo shot to make it 4-3 Cubs. Wood gave up two more singles to and before he was yanked out of the game for closer Carlos Marmol.
Marmol proceeded to walkto load up the bases. Pinch-hitter then hit a single to give the Nationals their first lead of the game at 5-4. Next, a double by Roger Bernadina brought in two more runs to make it 7-4 Nationals. That turned out to be the final score.
Nevertheless, the curse of the Chicago Cubs lives on. Some pinpoint the start of this curse to some guy who was kicked out of a bar for bringing his billy goat into the establishment in 1945. However, the real reason for the curse stems back to former Cubs player/manager Cap Anson. Anson is the sole reason Major League Baseball was segregated until Jackie Robinson. Once the Cubs' organization apologizes for the racist actions of Cap Anson, then the curse will go away. Until that happens, I will make sure that the curse of the Cubs lives on.