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Old 09-20-2013, 08:53 AM
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Default *** OFFICIAL *** Worst season in Chicago baseball history? Countdown Thread

Thanks to Colleen Kane, who in the Trib's Sox blurbs, did the research and reports that the most combined losses in a single year for the Sox and Cubs was 191 (101 for the Sox, 90 for the Cubs) set in 1948.

We have currently 19 games left between the two teams. They are sitting at 181 combined losses.

MAGIC NUMBER - 11

Today's Games:
SOX - at Detroit (Reinzo vs. Scherzer)
CUBS - vs. Atlanta (Baker vs. Maholm)

Check back for updates these last 2 weeks of the season. Probably the only thing left to root for is to say that you experienced history first-hand!
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If these two teams go 9-10 it will be big news. I think it's in the bag...
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The '48 teams reached that loss total in 154 games each. But that doesn't diminish the suckiness of this year's Chicago baseball teams.
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The '48 teams reached that loss total in 154 games each. But that doesn't diminish the suckiness of this year's Chicago baseball teams.

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If you go by combined winning percentage, 1948 comes in at .377. Even if both teams lost every remaining game this season, they couldn't beat it (would end up 124-200, or .383).
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Thanks to Colleen Kane, who in the Trib's Sox blurbs, did the research and reports that the most combined losses in a single year for the Sox and Cubs was 191 (101 for the Sox, 90 for the Cubs) set in 1948.
Actually Colleen Kane got that from Lip in an email (he cc'd me on it). Did she claim to do that "research" herself or did she give Lip credit?
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Sox and Cubs both lose tonight.

MAGIC NUMBER: 9
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It's a good thing there's space on the Bears bandwagon since the Blackhawks one is full and there gonna be a lot of people leaving the baseball one.
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Can't wait for Spring Training so we can wipe this obscenity from our minds.
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Sox (hilariously) lost on Saturday. Cubs, however, beat Atlanta.

184 combined losses means the MAGIC NUMBER to set a new low water mark for baseball in this town is 8
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Sox deny Detroit a chance to clinch in front of the home crowd with a win. Cubs drop the series finale to Atlanta.

13 Games left
185 Combined Losses
7 More Losses to Set the City's All-Time Futility Mark

Tomorrow:
Cubs: vs. Pittsburgh (Samardzija vs. Morton)
Sox: vs. Toronto (Quintana vs. Happ)
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That two-game series in Cleveland, barring a miracle, should put a serious dent in the magic number. We've been bad, but our record against the Tribe is truly turrible.
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Sox beat the Blue Jays in their 1-game make-up and they're now 1 win away from avoiding 100 losses this season. The Cubs, however, dropped a 2-1 decision to Pittsburgh as the Pirates made it back-to-back postseason celebrations by different opponents at Wrigley.

COMBINED GAMES LEFT - 11
COMBINED LOSSES - 186
MAGIC NUMBER TO BREAK ALL-TIME CITY RECORD: 6

Tomorrow's Games
White Sox: @ Indians (Santiago vs. Jimenez)
Cubs: vs. Pirates (Rusin vs. Cole)
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