Archive for May, 2005

Up, Up, and Away

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Derrek Lee is making Cub fans very quickly forget Sammy Sosa. He hit two more home runs today leadng the Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Rockies. If he keeps this up the rest of the year, I don’t care where the Cubs are in te standings, Lee will be the MVP. […]

Just Great

Friday, May 27th, 2005

I’m not going to go on about curses and whatnot but WTF?
It was about this time last year that Woody’s arm fell off and Sammy’s back was wrenched out by a sneeze and they still ended up coming close to pulling out a playoff bid. However, they are in more of a […]

Excuses, Excuses

Friday, May 27th, 2005

So here comes the obligitory “It’s the park’s fault” article where the players complain that the reason they aren’t hitting is the wind in Wrigley.
This is, of course, bullshit. The Cubs have been in Wrigley Field for over 90 years. You would have thought by now that they would have found a away […]

Couldn’t Have Happened To Nicer Guy

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

I really don’t like Brad Lidge. The guy is that typical jock a-hole from high school all grown up and blowing saves in the major leagues.
Last year, I was sitting one row away from the visitor’s bullpen mound in Wrigley for a Cubs-Astros game. During the late innings, when the Astro […]

A Disturbing Trend

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Yesterday, Glendon gave up only one run as the Cubs actually managed to beat the worst road team in the majors. It was a screamer into a strong wind that got planted into the left field bleachers off the bat of Brad Ausmus. It was his first of the year and his […]

Inane Headline #58

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Today’s online Trib features an artucle on baserunning instructor Vince Colman sporting the headline -
Moving runners key to a move up
Why does it feel like the interns are getting to write the headlines these days. I guess they are just trying to match the quality of some of the commentary lately.
Even the headline […]

No See TV

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

I’d love to be able to comment on another bullpen meltdown after Z threw 1 hit ball for 7 innings, but FOX doesn’t want anyone on the West Coast to see baseball being played on a Saturday before noon. Eventhouhg the LA-LAA game doesn’t start till one, thanks to FOX’s rediculous blackout restrictions, […]

If You Can’t Back It Up…

Friday, May 20th, 2005

There’s a Cubs roundtable discussion over at Beyond The Boxscore with everyone’s favorite bleacher bum/Director’s Guild member, Al Yellon, and one of the biggest outside insiders in baseball, Will Carrol. The disscusion covers everything from Big Z’s pitchcounts, to who might replace Dusty, to the current Savior of the Month, Aubrey Huff.
The […]

Inane Headline #583

Friday, May 20th, 2005

The headline for a Sun-Times article regarding the Cubs going into the weekend city series -
Progress depends on improvement
Yea, and spelling depends on letters.

A Note to Teddy Greenstein…

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Please stop feeding Steve.
He’s like a scab - he’ll never go away if you don’t stop picking at him. I’m sure it’s not the only story that will get your picture on the top of CS.com.