The Cubs are finished playing games at Wrigley Field for 2010, but a reminder of the team’s terrible season will remain in place for indefinitely after the stadium’s grounds crew was unable to pull down the L flag traditionally flown after defeats of the home team.

“It’s the damnedest thing,” said head groundskeeper Roger Baird. “We flew it up there after Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals and now we can’t get it down. It’s just stuck.”

Baird said the Cubs have yet to decide how to handle the situation. They might be forced to leave it up all winter long.

“Whenever someone goes by Wrigley this off-season they’ll think about the Cubs losing,” said Baird. “But let’s be honest, they were going to be thinking that anyway so it’s really not that big of a deal.”