Archive for April, 2005

300

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Tonight we have two 300 game winners on the mound in Maddux and Clemens. I was in the stands when Karros disapointed a bunch of Fox executives by denying Clemens’ bid for 300 against the Cubs and I also happened to be at PacBell for Maddux’s 300 despite a rather lackluster performance from the […]

8-8

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

As the Cubs barrel their way to an 81-81 season, I havn’t been moved to write much about thier exploits. It seems so far a redux of last season. Days of strong pitching but no hitting followed by days of solid hitting and weaks starts or bulpen blowups. An occasinal day or […]

3-3

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

The Cubs were 3-3 to start the season the last two years.
A couple of good signs from today’s win -
-Maddux didn’t have quite as bad a performance as his first start in Wrigley last year (3.2 IP 8H 6R 5ER 5BB), but it was close. Spivey continues to hit Greg hard, going 3-3 […]

2-3

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

Anyone got the over-under on when Zambrano will throw his first no hitter?
I just love watching him pitch. Watching the ball move from his hand to the plate is amazing. I would love to see a slow-mo computer analysis of how his fastball moves. When he is on, he is near impossible to […]

Hey Dusty!

Friday, April 8th, 2005

OK, repeat after me -
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is not a closer…
Hawkins is […]

1-1

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

Well, you knew this was coming, didn’t you. The previous 2 years, the Cubs started the season strong, completely dominating the first game of the year offensively while the pitching was strong enough to win. The next game would see the team come crashing back down to earth. The crash this year […]

1-0

Monday, April 4th, 2005

The Cubs opened their third season under Dusty Baker the same way they opened the first two - with a convincing win on the road due to strong batting and a (mostly) dominating performance by their starter. 16 runs on 23 hits. Carlos with 8 Ks but 7 hits and 4 walks and […]

“I want to be a Cub the rest of my life.”

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Cubs sign Aramis to a 4 year/$42mil deal.
This seems about right. The 4 year/$55 mil number I heard earlier seamed really high to me, but I like this deal. The only odd thing is this 2006 exit clause if he feels he isn’t getting his fair market value. I don’t know if […]

Game On

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Dolan has the quote of the year (or at least Spring Training)
These Cubs don’t have to catch lightning in a bottle, they just need to avoid repeatedly being struck by lightning.
Thank sounds about right.
Lets play some frickin’ baseball!!