Chicago Cubs: RIP 2019 Cubs – final thoughts on a forgettable team

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The 2019 Chicago Cubs season was an ugly and forgettable one. Here we share some final thoughts before laying this disappointing team to rest.

With the rain coming down at Wrigley Field on Sunday, it created the perfect atmosphere for the final Chicago Cubs home game of the season. Though the Cubs led until the ninth inning, it was a somber atmosphere, as the team was already all but eliminated from postseason contention before yet another Cardinals rally in the ninth inning further sealed their fate.

I could tell watching on TV that the crowd was as dead as it’s been in a long time. Indeed, that last home game was one last opportunity for the home crowd to lament what was a season of disappointment and frustration. Sure, there have been worse Cubs teams. Yet it wasn’t supposed to be this way. Just three years removed from a World Series championship, this team was loaded with talent and was supposed to be one of the best teams in the National League.

Instead, for the first time in five years, the Cubs will be sitting at home in October. Perhaps the heightened expectations of the past few years are a big reason why fans are so upset about what will be, at least in terms of record, a better than average team. Still, by any fan’s standards, this season was a debacle almost from the beginning, and thankfully in just a few short days, it will finally be over.