For the second year in a row, The Chicago Cubs were eliminated in three straight games in the first round of the National League playoffs last year. Whether it was poor offense, mediocre defense, or negative energy the Wrigley Field crowd were giving off (the latter of which isn’t very likely), there were many reasons why this happened to the so-called “team to beat.” For 2009, I suggest a way to break the 100-year-old curse. It’s time to bring back some Chicago ‘staches. Many Chicago legends (Dennises Franz and Farina, Mike Ditka…we could go on) had mustaches in their hey day, and a move to grow some caterpillars might actually help right this September/October sinking ship.
Skipper Lou Pinella once dyed his hair blonde to prove a point – why not shift focus in Chicago from blond highlights to over-the-lip fuzz? To support my case, here are 10 standout players who rocked the ‘stache in the Windy City for the Cubbies. In the meantime, leave Bartman and that tool who spilled beer on Shane Victorino alone.