Open for Discussion

Is Lou Piniella stewing? After Sunday’s loss to the Reds, Piniella did not address the media for the first time all season. If Piniella is indeed upset, that could mean more changes are on the horizon. The Cubs have not played good ball in the last week and the manager that never stops thinking and tinkering will have an extra day to try to figure out how to get his team back on track.

So with the off day, the CCO will not discuss a specific topic or talk about all of the problems that have surfaced since the beginning of the month….or the fact that despite losing 7 of 8, the Cubs still own a 4-game lead in the division and the best record in the Senior Circuit. The CCO will instead open up the floor to discuss whichever topic or topics the Faithful would like debate back and forth about on the penultimate off day of the regular season.

The floor is yours, with one stipulation….Stay Classy Cubs Fans.

News Tidbit:

According to a report in the Sun-Times, the Cubs have penciled in their rotation for the upcoming week, the last series of the season against the Brewers and the starters for the first three games of a possible first round series in October.

St. Louis (9/9 – 9/11)

  • Game 1 – Ryan Dempster
  • Game 2 – Ted Lilly
  • Game 3 – Rich Harden

Houston (9/12 – 9/14)

  • Game 1 – Jason Marquis
  • Game 2 – Carlos Zambrano
  • Game 3 – Ryan Dempster

Brewers (9/26 – 9/28)

  • Game 1 – Ted Lilly
  • Game 2 – Rich Harden
  • Game 3 – Jason Marquis (season finale, game 162)

First Round of Post-season

  • Game 1 – Carlos Zambrano
  • Game 2 – Ryan Dempster
  • Game 3 – Ted Lilly

Quote of the Day

"When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all." – Theodore Roosevelt