Last week, I offered this equation: October + Baseball=By the Numbers, as I reprised my research-and-writing role for the Daily Herald.
I was hoping for a month filled with Chicago baseball. With both the Cubs and White Sox in the post-season, and the Cubs sporting the best record in the National League during the regular season, I figured I'd be wearing out my calculator.
Alas, both teams flopped--especially the Cubbies, who were swept for the second straight year. You know it doesn't bode well when I'm spending an inordinate amount of time researching Chicago players' errors, strikeouts at the plate, and streaks such as the last time a certain slugger (yeah, you, Alfonso Soriano) had homered.
For the By the Numbers' body of evidence of Chicago baseball woes, see:
White Sox, Game 1 preview
White Sox, Game 1
White Sox, Game 2
White Sox, Game 3
Cubs, Game 1
Cubs, Game 2
Cubs, preview Game 3