As I watch the Cubs beating the Cardinals 10-1 with a worthless Notre Dame receiver on the mound, I am reminded of a day 9 or 10 years ago against the Cards. I wish I remembered the date or even the year, but I know the Cubs were up 9-3 or 9-4 going into the bottom of the ninth in St. Louis. At the time, the Cubs had ol' Flash Gordon (he was not the closer...that was el Pulpo Alfonseca)--ooh, update...it is now 10-2--and brought him in. If I remember correctly, he didn't get a single out. So in came Antonio Alfonseca to close the game out and he couldn't get anyone out either. The final score was 10-9, I do remember that--update...Pujols single, score now 10-4--and it was quite disappointing.
Anyway, my question is do you ever feel safe as a Cubs fan that any sort of lead is safe? I sure hope I am watching a Cubs win, but I just never feel comfortable until the last out. Funny that I started typing at 10-1 and it is 10-4 since I had this idea...please don't blame me for jinxing the Cubbies.
Is a lead ever safe???