Choose your weapon

Ever since the All-Star break, it seems that we never know which bat the Cubs hitters will swing on a particular day.  Too often it has been the ice bat, and quality starts are being wasted. Continue reading

Go West, Young Man!

Matt Murton

It’s taken me a few days to come to terms with the fact that Matt Murton is no longer a member of the Chicago Cubs.  Although I knew it was going to happen, I didn’t expect it to happen this early in July.  It’s hard to put your feelings into words when things like this happen.  Even though my favorite Cub is no more, I can say that there are some positives that come out of this trade.

First of all, I think Matt Murton would be of value to teams.  I think he would Continue reading

Vote for Matt Murton, NL All-Star

I’m going to look past Mark Derosa’s great performance last night in San Francisco and instead focus on the accomplishments of my favorite Chicago Cub:

Matt Murton

 

Matt Murton has continued to work through his season-long extra-base dryspell and busted out with Continue reading

D

fielding

Let’s talk about the defensive play of the Cubs yesterday.  Most articles I read focus on Dempster’s poor performance, but let’s not forget the fielding mistakes that cost the Cubs runs.  When the score was still 0-0, Patterson caught a fly ball and very slowly and nonchalantly tossed it back in while one of the Sox took second base.  That runner would eventually score the first run.  Plays like that don’t show up in the error column, but they cost the team.  I realize that Patterson Continue reading

Notes 6/27/08

Yes, I was at Wrigley for the awful game on Thursday against the Baltimore Orioles.  This game was painful for me to sit through.  I am willing to take responsibility for this ugly game.  I took Continue reading

See Ya in the Second Half, Soriano

It appears that Alfonso Soriano will be out another six weeks after breaking his hand in last night’s game.  This will be Soriano’s second stint on the DL this year.  The Cubs did well without him last time Continue reading

Look at Me; I Can Be Centerfield

I have seen some buzz about moving Fukudome to center field so Micah Hoffpauir could get in the lineup, including in this mailbag post on Cubs.com.  I realize that Hoffpauir has shown himself to be a good hitter, Continue reading

6/2 Notes

*  What a homestand!  The Cubs went 7-0.  What impresses me most about the Cubs sweeping the Dodgers and the Rockies is that all 7 games were tight baseball games.  This team continues Continue reading

Alternate Ending to Last Night’s Game

As I laid in bed last night, satisfied with the Cubs extra-inning win and delighted with the fact that Soriano slapped a base hit, I created the following scenerio in the form of a lucid dream:

I imagined pausing the world after Fontenot touched homeplate to win the game.  Soriano and I Continue reading

Johnson/Edmonds

It looks as though the Cubs will face three lefties this weekend, so Reed Johnson will get the starts in Center Field.  We’ll see how he does after sitting on the bench four days in a row.  I somewhat understand this platooning in CF,    Continue reading