Classy move by the cubs. They gave Paulie the #14 from the scoreboard.
"You’re up 7-2 … you don’t swing 3-0 in that situation,"
- Steve Clevenger (Chicago cubs catcher crying about the Nationals trying to win. He was repeating what cub bench coach Jamie Quirk was chirping about during the 5th inning)
It was only the 5th inning and I guess the Nationals were supposed to give up.
It seems like a good time to break this one out again.
Cubs didn’t maximize return for Dempster
"To go from getting Randall Delgado to two Class-A prospects who are big question marks is a major setback for the Cubs front office," he [former GM] said. "Randall Delgado would have been pitching in the big leagues and there is no guarantee either guy they traded for from the Rangers will ever make it. This is a lopsided deal for Texas."
Since the cubs are heading to U.S. Cellular this week, here’s a look back at the 1906 World Series…
The team batting average for the “Hitless Wonders” (.230) was the worst in the American League in 1906. Their average was .198 in the World Series which was better than the cubs .196 average.
George Rohe (left) was the unlikely hero for the White Sox. Rohe has a career Avg of .227 but managed a .333 Avg in the World Series including a bases loaded two-out triple to win Game Three 3-0.
Ed Walsh (right) was the star pitcher for the White Sox. He was 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA. In Game Three, Walsh gave up 2 hits in the 1st inning and then held the cubs hitless the rest of the way.
So I got dragged along to the White Sox game, I hate the white sox, so I’m barely paying attention to the game, I’m just eating all of this delicious food like a fatass! >.
A cub fan not paying attention to a baseball game…
This team is not one year away, and it’s likely not two or three years away. This is a rebuild, folks, and as much as Cubs fans insisted that they were prepared for it, that dam of patience is already springing some leaks.
Joe Cowley (Chicago Sun-Times) Truth is, Cubs have no untouchables
I love living in a city where one team is the White Sox and the other team and their fan base consistently provide laughs.