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Cubs’ Flubs

The Chicago Cubs are “ineffectual, overpriced, and ultimately irrelevant” according to one of the latest and frankly more merciful assessments on ESPN.com. That’s almost the opposite of the effectual, underpriced, and, well, marginally relevant Marlins. That’s not to say the Cubs are appreciably worse than the Marlins — the Cubs won 47 of their first 90 games; the Marlins, 46 — it’s just that they aren’t built to win anything beyond September. Their hitting stinks, they can’t keep anyone healthy, and they’re paying $135 million in payroll to the Marlins’ $37 million. Chicago may outlast the Cardinals to win the ho-hum National League Central, but it’s clear the Marlins are, at best, a Wild Card team. Course, for that to happen, they’ve got to hold court against the bumbling likes of these crumb-bum Cubbies. Their three-game series begins Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Land Shark (nee Dolphin) Stadium (2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens). Tickets start at $12. Buy them at the gate, or reserve them through florida.marlins.mlb.com, or by calling 954-523-3309.
Fri., July 31, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 2, 7 p.m., 2009
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