That One’s on Me

June 11, 2007

OK, I’ll take the blame for last night.  In the eighth inning with the bases full of Cubs and no outs, I uttered, “I’m glad the Cubs are gonna beat these cheatin’ Braves bastards.”

It’s not that I’m disappointed that we blew the game.  I’m getting used to that.  But karmically, I’ve got to learn not to jinx them.

It’s a marathon, not a sprint.  (But we’re still losing the race…)

Ya’ Think?

May 22, 2007

Mailbag: Bullpen causing some concern

 

from the Cubs offical web site 

Wishful Thinking

May 18, 2007

Is it possible to just be a Cubs fan for the first eight innings of every game?

Because if you just watch from the ninth inning on lately, you’d better clear all the sharp things out of the room.

Somebody Go Get Me a Broom

May 6, 2007

Cuz we swept us some Nats!

Even more impressive is the gritty way we came back in the ninth to force extra innings, despite the fact we were out of pinch hitters and position players.  If the game had gone another inning, Lou would have ended up playin right field.

Plus, we’re on the good side of .500 again.  Go Cubbies!

p.s. I believe it is appropriate to finally get past the Josh Hancock grieving.  Far be it from me to criticize his lifestyle,but  I just want to continue my Cardinal-bashing.  Tough luck about Carl Pavano, err…Chris Carpenter.  The DL is getting crowded over there.  I gave up on Woods and Prior awhile ago.

Snark-free Post

April 29, 2007

Out of respect for the grief of the Cardinals in the wake of the death last night of their young pitcher, Josh Hancock, tonoght’s game with the Cubs has been postponed.

Out of that same sort of respect, I will delay my futher gloating over the first two games of the Cubs/Cards series until the series resumes.

Cubs-5, Cards-3

April 27, 2007

Gotta gloat when I get the chance.

Go Cubbies!

Prior is Later

April 25, 2007

Wow, didn’t see that coming.

EOM

A Hill of Beans

April 25, 2007

Well, there goes our last best hope.  Rich Hill pitched a pretty decent game, but still saw his ERA jump from .41 to 1.57, courtesy of ex-Nashville Sound Prince Fielder’s mighty bat.  Good thing he hit a homer, because Prince ain’t gonna be legging out any doubles.

The Cubs are now a stellar 3-9 at home.  The wind better start blowing out of Wrigley soon or it may get a little dark down here in the cellar.

So the Cardinals Won the Series

April 23, 2007

At least our best player isn’t named “Poo-Hole.”

But it may well turn out to be “Pee-ay.”

Well, There’s a New Way to Lose…

April 18, 2007

14 innings.  At least we’re not in a rut.

And apparently I was right about this. I knew the Cubs couldn’t keep Pie in Iowa for long.  Look for him to stick with the big club when Soriano comes back from his hamstring tweak in a couple of weeks.

Speaking of Iowa, I was wrong about this one.  It doesn’t look like Mr. Prior will be accompanying the farm club to Nashville this weekend for a reunion with his ex-teammates on Vanderbilt’s excellent college nine.  Apparently, Prior’s chronic yeast infection must be flaring up, preventing him from actually earning any of the millions of dollars that Cubs fans have contributed to his salary through their purchases of Budweiser and bratwursts at Wrigley.

Sigh.