Archive for October, 2008

No Brenly for Brewers

Looks like the media speculation that the Cubs would need to find a new color analyst for their TV broadcast team is now moot.  The AP is reporting Milwaukee Brewers GM Doug Melvin has chosen Ken Macha over Bob Brenly and Willie Randolph.  Both Mark Grace and Rick Sutcliffe were names tossed about (unofficially) to sit beside […]

October 30, 2008   Posted in: biz of baseball, the media  One Comment

Moving On

With time, the numbness caused by the Cubs 2008 postseason performance will fade and new enthusiasm for the 2009 season will rise in its place. I know – it’s hard to trust, hard to have faith, hard to believe again after such a disappointing let down – especially with winter looming in the not too […]

October 28, 2008   Posted in: Site Update  One Comment

Cubs Choke is Hard to Swallow

I have been reluctant to write about the astonishing collapse of the 2008 Cubs team during this post-mortem interval. The fan in me died another death watching this Cubs team, like so many Cubs teams before it, collapse under the weight of major league playoff baseball. Not every team can win it all, to be […]

October 20, 2008   Posted in: game day, game strategy, Lou Piniella, observations, players, playoffs  No Comments

It’s Harden or Go Home

Tonight Rich Harden will throw the most critical game of the Cubs season so far. ESPN’s Bruce Levine came up with this stat: Harden is 34-0 in his career when his team scores at least 4 runs. So the offense will need to show up, Harden will have to throw his usual game, and Lou […]

October 4, 2008   Posted in: game day, game strategy, observations, playoffs  No Comments

11 Victories To Go

Thirty minutes or so from the first pitch of the Cubs Postseason run, I find myself percolating with anticipation. Not entirely unlike the hours leading up to opening day but different in that I know how good this team is.  In the spring, excitement comes from potential of what might be.  Today it comes from […]

October 1, 2008   Posted in: game day, observations, playoffs  No Comments

Game 1 Lineup

Fukudome gets the start in Right on a chilly day at Wrigley… Alfonso Soraino – LF Kosuke Fukudome – RF Derrek Lee – 1B Aramis Ramirez – 3B Geovany Soto – C Jim Edmonds – CF Mark DeRosa – 2B Ryan Theriot – SS Ryan Dempster – P If you haven’t already, get your free […]

October 1, 2008   Posted in: lineup, players, playoffs  No Comments