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Riding A High… Then CRASHING AND BURNING

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“WTF CUBBIES!?”
So we go in and sweep the Nationals. No surprise there. We look like a really good team. And then we fly in to face the world series defending champs the Phillies. 
Damn… I def went in feeling a little bit better than I should have. I wasn’t think straight. Why did I think the Cubs could win the series against the Phils? Was it cause Ted Lilly was on the mound for our first game? Was it because we scored 11 runs the night before? Maybe. But I was forgetting that 1. Ted Lilly has a bum knee now and 2. WE WERE PLAYING THE NATIONALS. They dont have 88 errors for nothing… 
So the first game of the Cubs/Phillie series was terrible. To sum it up we lost 10-1 after Teddy gave up a 3 run homer and a 2 run homer. He gave up 9 runs in four innings. Our lonely run came from a Ryan Theriot ❤ RBI in the 5th. 
Sad day. 
And tomorrow we have Rich Harden on the mound and I have no confidence in him what-so-freaking-ever (even though he was great against the Nationals). Maybe Carlos can pull out a win on Wednesday (he kinda struggled against the Nats). Sigh. 
Even if we lose 2 out of 3 to the Phillies we will still have gone 5-2 on this road trip and that is a great way to start off the second half. 
Until tomorrow… or whenever I get time to log back on,
GO CUBS!! 
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The Grand Salami

So today at work I played a little MLB 2K8 on the Wii. 


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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! 


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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. 

















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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. 


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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. 


Until then, GO CUBS! 

Oh boy Twinkies… Crosstown Classic Up Next

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After the first two games of the Cubs and Twins series I couldn’t even look at my Joe Mauer tshirt hanging in my closet. 

Twins took the first two games of the series 4-7 and 0-2 respectively. But the third game was ours… sort of. 
It was totally a pitchers duel and the wind was blowing straight in. The wind was terrible annoying cause there were at least 3 cubs hits that would have went out of the park…  UGH to the Windy City.
Ted Lilly had another All-star outing, going 7 2/3 innings and even though he gave up 9 hits, he only gave up 2 ERs and struck out 6. PS – he walked 0.

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(don’t know where this came from but it’s awesome)
And so the Twins only scored on a Carlos Gomez home run and a Punto RBI. 
Now to our bats… They have been silent. The Cubs were going through another frustrating slump. However maybe today’s game will be the end of that. 
The Cubs got two runs off of a Theriot sac fly and a Geovany Soto RBI. The game winner came in the bottom of the 9th with bases loaded. That was hit by none other than my boy, Ryan Theriot. 
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(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Not to mention the Cubs fired Gerald Perry. You knew something was going to happen. I feel indifferent to it. I didn’t know the guy and the problem was with our hitting. Of course someone is going to take the blame and here (right or not) it was Gerald Perry. Von Joshua will take his place. This looks promising. He’s worked with a lot of the guys before in Triple A. Earlier in the year Theriot credited him with the home runs that were going on. Let’s see how this goes. 
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So on to the next series – the Crosstown Classic. 
I have grown to dislike this series. Last year we swept the Sox the first series and then they returned the favor. And I have come to realize that the fans make this a much bigger deal than it really is. We face each other six games out of the season (we aren’t counting if there was to be a sox/cubs world series), SIX games out of 162. Why is it such a big deal who beats who? Bragging rights? Come on people. Like Ozzie mentioned, let’s be more worried about our team winning the WORLD series rather than the cubs/sox series. 
It did anger me with the Sox players comments about Wrigley last year but it seems they have moved on. Saying only that they wish we had better facilities. It’s an old park, what do you expect? Again, you’re only here 3 games out of the year… deal with it.
I respect the other Chicago team. This year they are facing our much more important rivals like the Brewers, Reds, and I wouldn’t mind seeing beat the Dodgers. So for about 9 games this season I am not only a Cubs fan but I’m a White Sox fan. 
One day I wish that Cubs and Sox fans could live in harmony. I hate being typed as an *** because some Cubs fans are and I’m sure the respectable Sox fans are tired of it too. Let’s concern our selves with our team and winning a pennant rather than bragging rights. Peace brah. 
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So to look back a bit, I went to the Sox and Indians game on June 5th. I only went to see DeRosa and Woody. My best friend happens to be a Sox fan so we decided to go. 
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I couldn’t find a DeRosa Indians shirt in time so I had to make one 🙂 It’s my DeRo Cubbies shirt. 
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Before the game (we got there EXTREMELY early), my goal was to get autographs from my favorite ex-cubs. 
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

They came over and talked with us hand full of Cubs fans that were there. They were the nicest guys! We made sure they knew just how much we miss them on the North side and just how stupid we thought their trades were. 
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It was a fun game. 
I am going to see Mike Fontenot tomorrow. He’s coming to a shop in the mall where I live. 
Until tomorrow (actually probably Tuesday or Wednesday), 
GO CUBS!

Finally… Oh Wait, We Lost… Again

But the bats did finally come alive. It only took them 7 games.

We lost yet again. And I should be upset but I’m not. I have been a terrible person to everyone the past few days and it is def because the Cubs have not been playing well. But tonight they scored 8 runs!! And we probably would have won if Ryan Dempster had been pitching like he normally does, ya know, 6 innings with only a couple earned runs. But unfortunately for us (& the gatorade machine) Dempster didn’t have his good stuff and he didn’t pitch well. He gave up 6 earned runs tonight.

To continue on the pitching note, let me state: I hate out bullpen. I may have said it before but I would like to say it again. Something needs to be done. I hope Jim is out there looking for trades. I think it should be our #1 priority before the trade deadline. Cotts blows, that hasn’t changed. Heilman is still terrible, again, nothings changed there. Thankfully Patton came out and pitched well for not having pitched in a game in 2 weeks. Oh, and Ascanio did well too.

Our bats are back! Let’s hope they are here to stay.

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Ryan Theriot! Oh how I do love Ryan Theriot. ❤ He may have went 2 for 24 on the road trip but he will always be my guy. He went 3 for 5 tonight with 3 doubles and 2 RBIs!

Bradley went 2 for 5 with 4 RBIs! Soto and Freel both had RBIs. It was a good night for Cubs offense. First in a long while.

Hahaha, and Ted Lilly! Got ejected from a game he wasn’t even playing in! Let’s face it, that ump was sooooo inconsistent. He was terrible (for the record, I hate MOST if not ALL umpires). And when Ted Lilly said something from the dugout he was ejected! I ❤ Ted Lilly.

I think umps should have to take a test or something (maybe they do, I don’t know). Where a committee has to watch them call balls and strike in a simulated game and then their fate should be decided that way. Because some of these umpires are just terrible.

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Mr. T is my hero. He sang the 7th
inning stretch today. It was hysterical. He more of shouted it to
everyone rather than singing it. When there’s a good video of it, I’ll get it up.

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Get well soon DLee & Bobby Scales!
Both have the flu. 😦
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And Carlos Marmol is in New York
awaiting the birth of the newest
edition to the Marmol family!

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Happy Memorial Day.
Thank you to every man and woman who has served or is serving in every branch of our armed forces.
Thank you. We are so proud.

Let’s hope, pray, for a win tomorrow!
GO CUBS!

I Think You Got A Monobrow On Your Face

Wow, I found the most amazing videos ever and I must share with you:

The first video is just freaking hilarious. And the second is from the Not For Women Only panel at the 2009 Cubs Convention. I was actually at the panel and it’s much longer. But these are some of the really good parts. Riot and Reed were just priceless!

Now on to business.

May 12, 2009

   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Diego
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 2 X   6 11 0

I am sort of ashamed to say that I had no confidence in my team after the first inning. We were facing Jake Peavy who struck out 12 in his last game. So I feel like a bad fan cause we won 6 to 2!

Fukudome! Woo hoo! He went 3 for 5 on the night. That was awesome. And Fons! Also 3 for 5 with two RBIs! Don’t forget about Bobby Scales! He had his first career homer tonight! Congrats buddy!! And Ryan Theirot… wait, nvm. MILTON BRADLEY! Hitting in his last six games and bombing one tonight!

Those for guys lit up the offense and Harden was fab striking out 5 and giving up one home run (that happened to be a 2 runner).

Lee was back in the lineup but didn’t do much. He really needs to get back on the horse. We need him to start hitting esp with Rammy out.

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Riot is still in my dog house. I’m one of his biggest fans but another 0for night?! Come on Ryan… if you don’t start hitting again then I’ll never hear the end of it. I believe in you!!

And unless I’m missing any… We have had guys strike out or ground out or just get out with bases loaded 3 times in the last three games. Something has to be done about that. I think Gerald Perry needs to step up his coaching game and help these guys figure out what’s wrong cause once again Soto, Lee, Theriot did nothing and Font and Miles weren’t lookin’ too hott either.

And did I ever mention that I miss Mark DeRosa? I’m a HUGE Dero fan and I was very upset when they traded him. I hope to get to a Sox/Cleveland game or even Cubs/Cleveland so I’ll get to see him.

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The game tomorrow is at Wrigley at 7:05. Young and Lilly go head to head. Let’s hope for another Cubs W! (And a milwaukee, cinci, and st louis L)

And tomorrow I have to get up EXTREMELY early to pick up my uniform because I start my job at the Milwaukee County Zoo tomorrow and it’s an hour drive. Yay!

goodnight & GO CUBS!!!