Archive for the 'Game Discussions' Category

Series in San Fran

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

The Cubs open a 4 game series tonight in San Francisco that may or may not see the return of Barry Bonds to the field of play. I have my own Oliver Stone-ish conspiracy theories about why Bonds has been out this season. The serving up of Raffy as the sacrificial lamb and […]

A Series Win

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

With the 2-1 win tonight against the Cards in St. Louis, the Cubs win the last series ever between the two clubs in Busch Stadium. They also win the season series at Busch and need one more win next week in Chicago to clinch the season series against the Cards.
The very first game between the […]

Ya See…

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

This is why I gave up on the Cubs a while ago. When we get craptastic fielding and our bullpen explodes, I can just turn the channel and go about my day and not give myself any more ulcers. I think from now on, I go into each game like we go into […]

Is It Over?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

As soon as Barrett caught that last strike, he looked down in the glove to make sure it was there. I think he, and, most Cubs fans, expected it to end up in the upper deck and not be the game-winning strikeout. I think Dempster just threw half as many pitches in the […]

Cubs Win Despite Their Manager’s Best Efforts

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Once again…


Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

LaRussa just left Marquis in for over 120 pitches into the bottom of the 9th, his last one shot into the gap to drive in the Padres winning run. It is the longest Marquis has gone in a game all year and he had two on with one out and was clearly out of […]

Quote Of The Year

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

You can’t argue with success, but you can stare dumbfoundedly at it.
Andy Dolan in the game comments.
Cubs win 4-3 in thier last at-bat.

Macias Has Got To Go

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

and he can take Dusty with him.
Oh, and congrats to Maddux on the 3000 K thing.


Monday, July 25th, 2005

See what can happen when you play the yougsters - you might pull out a win here or there. Not to be outdone by Felipe Alou using his entire bullpen to recored 4 outs, Dusty ups the managerial antics by actually pinch hitting Murton for Hollandsworth. Down by one, Murton singles with two […]

That’s It, Run Him Out There Genius

Saturday, July 23rd, 2005

Pujols did not start the game today because of a shoulder strain but Larussa ran him out to the plate in the 7th hoping his big bopper would tie up the game with one swing. Instead, the Cubs pitched around him, the Cards didn’t tie up the game and the Genius left him […]