Archive for the 'Game Discussions' Category


Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Seriously, I really feel ill. And it just makes it worse that this happened against the Cardinals - in St. Louis!
I didn’t watch the last 2 innings because I had to head home but also because I knew what was going to happen, but just refused to watch it again.
When I read […]

Blaming the Victim

Friday, July 15th, 2005

“When I played the game and I thought somebody threw at me, I told him about it,” McClendon said. “I went and charged the mound. I certainly didn’t pop up and then walk across the mound and say something about it. That’s not the way to handle it. If you think he threw at you, […]


Friday, July 15th, 2005

In the Cubs current five game win streak, they have out-scored their opponents 42-12.
In the 5 losses leading up to the current streak, they were out-scored 29-9 (for the whole 8 game losing streak, they were out-scored 47-20).
The Braves and Nationals are better teams than the Marlins and the Pirates, but two strong outings by […]


Monday, July 4th, 2005

Here lies the Cubs 2005 Championship Baseball Season. Killed by weak bullpens, injuries, ineffectual hitting, bad baserunning, and poor coaching decisions. May it rest in pieces.
See this is another reason why I want to explore the Cubs history, especialy before 1900. The present is just too depressing.

2 Out Of 3 Ain’t Bad

Monday, June 13th, 2005

This series went completely opposite of how I thought it would go.
I thought the Red Sox would knock around Maddux, especially with the wind blowing out, but it was the Cubs including Maddux that carried the big bats in that game.
I though that Zambrano would come strong, espcially after a tough start last weekend, […]

And there was much rejoicing…

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

I was at the Yankee series 2 years ago and have told many people that the Wood/Clemens match-up was the most intense baseball game I have ever attended. Between the Karros’ homer and Remlinger striking out Giambi with the bases loaded, the energy in Wrigley Field had been unrivaled to any other game I […]

Mad Dog and New Englishmen

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

Forget all the hoopla over the first time the Red Sox and Cubs have played each other since the 1918 WS, today just served as another strike on the nail holding Greg Maddux’s HOF plaque on the wall.
I was concerned at the beginning of the game that the heat and humidity would wear out the […]

Infinite Improbability Driving

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

These replica uniforms are what players in the 1870s were sporting to the ballpark. These are on display at the Byron History Museum in Byron, IL, which is about 12 miles south of Rockford. I stopped here on my meandering journey to Chicago because Byron was the birthplace of Albert G. Spalding. […]

Our Favorite Nut

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Just a little observation during the Cubs 4-0 shutout of the Padres today. While Zambrano certainly didn’t have his best stuff, he never imploded or lost complete control of an inning. There was a point later in the game, around the 6th inning, where Big Z had just thrown Ball 2 to a […]


Saturday, June 4th, 2005

So the Cubs woke from their one day slumber to put up not only double-digit hits but double-digit runs, mostly by taking advantage of really poor bullpen work by the Padres. After the Cubs chased starter May in the 5th, they tagged reliever Falkenborg for 6 hits and 6 runs off 22 pitches and […]