We’re Cubs Fans, We Panic

Things haven’t been so great since the All-Star Break.  The Cubs have lost three games in a row and are in danger of being swept by the Astros.  Usually when Zambrano takes the hill, he is the losing streak-buster.  But when the only run the team scores is your own solo homerun, it’s tough to the win. 

I can’t comment much on the last two games.  Both nights, we have had friends that we haven’t seen in a while over to our outdoor bar.  The game has been on, but I haven’t paid attention to these last two games as closely as I normally do.  All I know is that Continue reading

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No Rest for Marmol

I have been saving a post for my All-Star Game opinions until the break.  I had planned on discussing why I thought it was ridiculous that the Cubs have eight All-Stars and a few players, specifically Fukudome, probably did not deserve the trip to Yankee Stadium.  But I’ve read enough columns, message boards and blogs touching on this subject that I’m not going to go there in great detail. 

Blogging is somewhat new to me and that was one example that has shown me in the world of blogging that there is no time to sit on information or an opinion.  Chances are that 400 people are thinking the same thing and if they beat you to the punch, you don’t look very original. 

But as far as the All-Star game goes, this event is more than just an exhibition game.  It now determines the home-field advantage for the World Series.  As a Cubs fan, I’ve never really cared too much about home-field advantage because the World Series never seemed very attainable.  This year, I care.  I want the best players in the National League Continue reading