So here we go! Another season to look forward to. Tonight marks the start of the 2009 season. Could this be the year? Cubs fans ask that every year and every year we say, “This is our year!” But is it really? Only time will tell.
Frankly, I’m nervous and excited. I can’t wait for tonights game! I actually get to watch it here in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Normally Milwaukee blacks out everything Chicago related. But thanks to ESPN2, my saving grace, I get to watch the game.
There were a few changes to the pitching staff over the off season. Some of the guys I’m still a little iffy on. And I was initially really miffed that Samardzija was optioned but my good buddy Jimmy was the voice of reason today in chemistry.
I was also slightly surprised that they picked Hill over Bako but only slightly. I am really looking forward to Fontenot getting more playing time. And the additions of Miles, Bradley, and Gathright really excite me.
Anyone else catch the video of Joey jumping clear over a car? Crazy stuff.
So I say: Astros, Bring it on.
Stephanie’s back and so are the Cubs baby.
You’ve got to change the world
And use this chance to be heard
Your time is now
Change everything you are
And everything you were
Your number has been called
April 6, 2009
Cubbies roll into Houston stealing the first of three from the ‘Stros. Fons started off the first at bat of the season with a very nice homer (50th carreer lead off shot) and Rammy followed his lead later in the 2nd inning. My boy Theriot had an RBI along with Hoff.
And even though it looked like the Astros were going to rally, they didn’t. Gregg got his first save as a Cub and we look forward to another game tomorrow.