Archive for April, 2007

GRIT

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Poster ChuckDickens over at the Desipio Message Boards as come up with a genius new stat - GRIT (General Requirements of Intangible Talent).
By his calculations, Cubs players who have had GRITy seasons include -
1963 Andre Rodgers
1965 Don Landrum
1998 Mickey Morandini
2001 Ricky Gutierrez
2001 Eric Young
2005 Jerry Hairston

Willy Wigglestick

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

During the broadcast today on Fox, a big deal was made over an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday and the subsequent reaction of Tony LaRussa.
The article is basically a crude reworking of the goofy poem “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” originally written by Franklin Pierce Adams in 1910 and published by the New York […]

Oh Man

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Last night, after Lou pulled Marquis, Guzman came in and pitched 2 scoreless innings, striking out 5. He was followed by Ohman who gave up a 3 run home run.
Today, in order to make room for Pie, the Cubs sent down Guzman. The Cubs and Padres proceeded to go 14 innings today, using […]

Clearly, I Need Season Tickets

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Obviously moving a block away from the ballpark is not enough. In order for the Cubs to win their home games, apparently I need to actually go to every one.
The Cubs home record is 2-4. My home record is 2-0.
I decided on a whim to get a ticket for the Cubs […]

What Was That?

Friday, April 13th, 2007

What the hell happened in the 5th inning today?
Z falling apart, Ohman walking in two runs, and the Cubs offense completely shutting down after cruising up till that point.
Seriously, I feel like ripping my eyes out of their sockets.

Juggling Act

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

The Cubs have juggled their rotation yet again after the snow day.
The Cubs have a scheduled day off Thursday, so Piniella and pitching coach Larry Rothschild decided to change the rotation. Carlos Zambrano will remain Friday’s starter, with Wednesday’s scheduled starter, Rich Hill, moving to Saturday.
Ted Lilly will pitch Sunday instead of Saturday and Jason […]

Silent Treatment

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

After a spring training full of quotable Z-isms, suddenly after one dig at the Brewers batting order, Carlos as suddenly decided to start sequestering himself from the media.
How Zambrano felt was unknown. He declined to speak to reporters from the Tribune and Comcast SportsNet, saying his recent comments about the Reds’ lineup being more potent […]

Parking

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Probably the biggest annoyance about going to Wrigley Field is the lack of parking. Now, this is certainly an issue everywhere in Chicago, but when you have over 40,000 people trying to get into one city block and parking is not reasonably available nearby, it needs to be addressed.
The first step to relieving some of […]

Slushie

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Something tells me the game might be postponed today. This may or may not be a good thing. I’m sure the team is anxious to get back out there and try and get the first home win of the season but two days off in a row probably isn’t what they need right […]

Home Opener

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Welcome to Wrigley Field’s 2007 Opening Day!!
I added a photo page of the pictures I took this morning on my way to work. Go Cubs!