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Cubs & Sox Within Striking Distance Of (Bad) History

CT soxcubs026Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) The Cubs are making their move.

You know, back to the basement.

As of Thursday morning, the Lovable Losers were back to their less-than-lovable ways, having dropped eight of their last 10 games to fall a half-game behind the Brewers and into dead last in the NL Central.

Perhaps more significantly – for the franchise’s future prospects, at least – the Cubs also moved to within 5½ games of the Marlins for the No. 2 spot in the 2014 MLB Draft. (The Astros, on pace for a staggering 109 losses, pretty much have the No. 1 spot locked up yet again.)

Meanwhile, on the South Side of Chicago, the last-place White Sox are streaking – in the right direction. With Wednesday night’s 5-2 victory over the Royals, the Sox have surprisingly won five in a row and seven of their last 10. But the question is, will their hot stretch carry on long enough to lift the city of Chicago out of the depths of ignominious baseball history?

Two months ago, I wrote about how the Cubs and White Sox were actually eyeing a record season in 2013 – for combined losses. At that time back on June 21, the both ball clubs were mired in last place (just like now) and on pace to drop 95 games apiece.

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