First Half Cubs Team Not Successful or Likeable

What can be said of a team that began the season with such high expectations, only to find themselves around .500 going into the All Star Break. They show little glimpses of what we all expected, and just when you think they are going on a roll… the bats fall asleep again. They looked flat […]

July 10, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: All Star Game, observations, players, playoffs, standings, stats  No Comments

Bobby Scales is living a Kevin Costner movie

Is there a better story out there than the Bobby Scales story?  I mean, this guy is a living Kevin Costner movie.  Ten year minor leaguer without so much as a sniff of the big leagues. Not even a September call-up along the way. The Cubs pull him to Wrigley just in case they need […]

May 15, 2009  Tags: , ,   Posted in: observations, players, roster  2 Comments

Did Lou concede yesterday’s game?

Cubs manager Lou Piniella filled out a most unusual lineup card yesterday. He started just two regulars (Derrek Lee & Kosuke Fukudome), one rookie’s first every MLB game (Bobby Scales), and his #5 starter (Sean Marshall) to face reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum. “We’re in a stretch of 20 straight games […]

May 6, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: game recap, game strategy, lineup, Lou Piniella, observations  No Comments