The Cubs won a baseball game Wednesday afternoon. When this happened, I just figured my television was broken, and I wasn’t seeing accurate information. However, after combing the interwebs for information, I finally realized the prior information was true. The Cubs had, indeed, won a baseball game.
That paragraph perfectly sums up my view of the 2011 Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs play the Phillies this weekend, and the only saving grace is that they will not have to face Cole Hamels. But Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt are also on the same baseball team, so I expect it to be more of the same for this year’s installment of a professional baseball team from Chicago’s North Side.
With all of that fun and positive information out of the way, it is Friday, so we better start rambling and see what happens. It’s got to be better than this baseball team, right?
- The Chicago Cubs are so bad that some fans are literally excited about the return of Jeff Baker from the DL. This is serious. I am on of them. Wow.
- Some like it, some don’t, others love it, and a few hate it …
- But count me as one who thoroughly enjoys the Cubs first-round selection of Javier Baez. He hit .771 this season. I don’t care what league he is in, that is crazy ridiculous, or as our younger female readers would say, it is tots defs ridic.
- The Cubs’ second round pick is 5’11 and weighs 285, but that is like saying Prince Fielder weighs 285. I think it might be a bit more for both.
- With that said, this kid needs a nickname. This idea comes to you from my friend, Ben. How about, “Deep Dish.” Because, well, I am guessing that he likes pizza and he goes “deep while at the dish.”
- I am open to so many more ideas, please keep them coming in your comments below. I look forward to reading them.
- What a story it will be if the Great One’s son can mirror his dad’s career, but do so on a baseball field.
- Chances: A google to one.
- If you are just realizing where the famous search company got its name, don’t feel bad. I had the same realization at one point as well.
- If you didn’t, then don’t judge me.
- I am not always a homer, but I hope Ricketts can prove those wrong that hate him. And for those that do, and I know there are a lot, I hope you want that to happen as well.
- Shawon Jr. Nice. And just because I want to see the “Shawon O’Meter” again someday.
- I find it very difficult to believe Hendry keeps his job. However, I guess I have come the point where I shouldn’t be surprised if it happens.
- As I write this, it is the bottom of the first inning, and the Cubs already have an error.
- Mark Prior has pitched three innings for the Tampa Yankees and has a 6.00 ERA. No matter what anyone thinks of him, I find it sad. So much promise.
- Honestly, I am surprised Castro only has one homerun. I know he is young, but I thought he would sniff double-digits in that category this season.
- Geovany Soto, please meet Jerome Walton. Mr. Walton, this is Geo Soto.
- Tyler Colvin is batting .086 entering Thursday night’s game. Wow. Many are to blame, but I think he needs some help with his mental approach. He clearly has zero confidence.
- There I go being the master of the obvious once again.
- If you take a look at the Cubs pitching statistics, you might get sick.
- Strike that, you WILL get sick.
- Actually, if you look at most any of the Cubs statistics, you will get sick. It is just pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.
- Carlos Pena is tied for the team lead in RBI’s. This is nothing short of a joke after the way he hit in April.
- There is nothing that sums up the Cubs better than this: When things go wrong … they go really, really wrong.
I could go on and on and on. But I have started to make myself sick, so I will leave it at that. So, let’s discuss it all.
And until next time …
Stay Classy Cubs Fans!!