Archive for May, 2006

What was that? Would you care to repeat it?

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

In the top of the 7th during today’s Cubs-Braves game, someone in the Braves dugout, most likely Bobby Orr who had just struck out, was running his mouth to home plate ump Jerry Crawford. With the volume cranked and thankfully no commentary from Len and Bob at the moment, you can vaguely hear the […]

In Other News…

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Moving on to other things that piss me off…
Check out this list of “top” news stories from ESPN.com’s front page. What have we got, hmmm? Let’s see…
Hockey Playoffs - ok.
Tragic death of a former NFL’r - of course.
Bonds - yea, whatever.
Shilling’s 200th - ok.
Glavin/Pedro doubleheader - eh.
Tennis player’s ankle - whatever.
Cubs suck, not […]

Pathetic

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Seriously, I am at a loss for words. This team is just awful and just can’t seem to do anything right. When they play defense, the pitching is uneven and the fielding shoddy. When they play offense, they can’t hit, and when they do hit, they can’t get runs.
I’m going back to […]

A Little History

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

As Al Yellon points out, today is the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first game at Wrigley Field.  The Dodgers beat the Cubs 4-2 that day but Robinson went 0-4, which broke a 14 game hitting streak.
The game on May 18, 1947 was attended by 46,572 which was actually the second largest crowd ever at Wrigley […]

Sigh

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

This truly sucks.
But I suppose we have all taken for granted the success of the past few seasons. Actually, that isn’t even right. We had success in 2003 and since then, the point at which this team lost their season has come earlier and earlier. In 2004, it was the last 2 […]

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back and Tripping Over Ourselves

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Sean Marshall looked awful today and I really think it was nervousness being under the Barriod spotlight. The first inning saw the Cubs go 1-2-3, and the Giants send 10 batters to the plate and score five runs. Marshall settled down a bit after that, but always seemed to lose his control a […]

One Step At A Time

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

The Cubs manage to not only get their first win in over a week, but also get Zambrano his first win of the year - and all thanks to Jock Jones? Jones homered, doubled, and drove in four runs last night, sending one ball over the wall in right in the second. Jones then […]

Small Victorys

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

So, when it was obvious last night that the Cubs had no chance of winning the game (a realization that occurred a week or two ago), I decided that the game would be a victory if the Cubs could just keep Barriod from breaking history. In that regard, the game ended up being a […]

Mixed Feelings

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I will be in the bleachers at Giants Park tonight seriously stewing over the whole Barry Bonds conundrum. Part of me wants to be there, and possibly even catch, the ball the ties Bonds and Ruth which could very easily be hit off of Rich Hill tonight. Another part of me doesn’t want […]

TribCo CEO Merry-Go-Round

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

Of note in the continuing saga of whether or not the Tribune company will sell the Cubs - or even get taken over due to sagging stock prices - the CEO of TribCo’s entertainment division stepped down today.  Dick Askin (a name that sounds like something Bart Simpson would use in a prank phone call) […]