My place to rant and rave about my team – the Cubbies. (And anything else I choose)
The Grand Salami
So today at work I played a little MLB 2K8 on the Wii.
I played as the Cubs of course. I started a season and right away it wasn’t going well. I couldn’t figure out how to trade and they didnt tell me in the little booklet. I couldn’t figure out how to switch my starting line up and rotation. And the first team we had to play was the brewers. I said **** it after a while and spent millions of dollars on the brewers scouting reports and just started the freaking game. At first I had no idea how to pitch and Henry Blanco was not calling the right stuff. Quickly we were down 2-0. Finally I made it to the bottom of the inning. First pitch to Soriano, home run 2-1. Aramis Ramirez comes up a little later (after some terrible strike outs), home run 2-2. The Brewers get the lead to 5-2 because everytime I have a guy running to catch a fly he slides. And then they wouldn’t throw to the cut off man or they’d throw to a base that had no one at it. It was ridiculous. I couldn’t figure out defense for the life of me. Our bottom half of the inning comes up and DLee jacks a three run homer to tie it 5-5 (sounds familiar right? The real Dlee did that in tonights game). The kids came back from the field trip and threw off my mojo so I quit.
And then I got to come home and watch the real Cubs play!
I love Sam Fuld. He has done nothing but produce for this team in his two starts. Soriano who? Lou said he will be starting Sori tomorrow, that man better get out there and hit his *** off. Or Cub fans won’t be happy campers.
Tonight the star of the game was Derrek Lee. He hit a three run homer and then a GRAND SLAM. Yes, he had the grand salami. But don’t forget Jake Fox and Geovany Soto both went deep. The Cubs had a 9-2 lead of the Brewers but the Crew chipped away at the lead slowly and the final score was 9-5. I big win for the Cubs. I don’t think our offense for this weekend was spent on this one game cause really it was only one guy that did the scoring – DLee. I think we can muster up at least a tied series against them if the Cubs keep hitting. I’ll be at the game on sunday to cheer on Teddy Bear and the Cubbies! Yay!
The Cubs also aquired Jeff Baker from the Rockies. And he’s taller than Font.
I’ve never heard of the guy before today (and we may have faced him before but he didn’t leave an impression). The traded away Al Alburquerque and Ryan Freel was DFAed. Why are we trading for middle infielders? That isn’t our problem. Are they trying to get more hitters? Cause we have enough of them (they just need to start hitting). We have Ryan Theriot, Mike Fontenot, Jake Fox, Aaron Miles, and Andres Blanco all healthy in the infield. And Aramis Ramirez will be returning from the DL as soon as Monday. So I ask again, why are we trading for middle infielders? We need to be getting relief pitching. That’s our downfall. Please Jim Hendry, get some relievers. And who will leave when Aramis Ramirez, Reed Johnson, and Angel Guzman are all brought back Monday (or at least they all can come back then)? I wish they could keep Jake Fox, Andres Blanco, and Sam Fuld but at least one of them will have to go. I hope they get rid of Kevin Hart b/c he was the one they brought up for Guzman, please please please get rid of Aaron Miles, and I hate to say it but I think Andres will be the one to go. Jake Fox can play both infield and outfield and I’m sure they’ll need him to back up Ramirez some once he comes back. But I’m not Lou or Jim… so we’ll see how that goes. Any ideas on who will go??
So that concludes it for tonight. I actually have to work early tomorrow and then it’s off to Summerfest to see my biffster Allie, fireworks, and hopefully Shinedown.