A Struggling Cubs Fan

There is one aspect of blogging that I have not been able to fully grasp. That would be timeliness. I could not pull myself together and organize my thoughts to write anything after the three-game sweep to the Dodgers. I would imagine that you were all experiencing the same feelings that swept through me.
How could this happen? How can a team look so consistently dominant for 162 games and then crumble in the playoffs? I have no answers. I don’t even want to talk baseball. I haven’t watched a playoff game since that Saturday night that Andy and I huddled around a campfire listening to Pat and Ron call the final Cubs game of the “magical” 2008 season.

So where do we go from here? Forget the Cubs, I’m not talking about them. We have the next four or five months to over-analyze the roster changes and line-up adjustments. This time right now, this is our time. Us Cubs fans deserve a good amount of time to forget analyzing this team and focus on ourselves. We got screwed over. Don’t tell me we aren’t owed anything. Look at what we’ve suffered through. If there is such a thing as fans that deserve a championship, it’s us.

 

I have gone through the gamut of emotions. For a very brief period of time, I decided I was done with the Cubs. I couldn’t take the heartbreak anymore. I can’t accurately say how long this lasted. It may have been Continue reading

Mike Micturated on the Phillies’ Rug

Mike Fontenot, Cubs role-player extraordinaire and Owen Wilson stunt double.

Sure sweeping the Pirates is nice, but playing well against a team like the Phillies is even better.  Thursday’s game was one of the most exciting I’ve seen all season, and there have been quite a few exciting games.  Yes, Ramirez was the big hero of the game, but Mike Fontenot deserves some credit. Continue reading

Who is the new Michael Barrett?

Barrett

So the White Sox are headed to the North Side for the weekend’s Crosstown Series.  The Cubs come limping into Wrigley after getting swept for the first time this year….by the Tampa Rays.  That just doesn’t sound right. 

So maybe Lou will be looking to fire the team up.  Maybe a guy in cubbie blue will step up and motivate his team 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

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

Pittsburgh

A weekend in Pittsburgh is, well, you know what happened. Although Aramis Ramirez, the Cub RBI machine got key hits in both of the Cubs’ losses, the Cubbies found ways to lose. A lost fly ball Continue reading

Do the Hustle

Soto

Geovany Soto “dashed” around the bases last night like only a catcher can.  Almost 49 years after it last happened, a Cubs catcher hit an inside the park homerun.  Soto is quickly helping me forget   Continue reading