It’s a Sunny Day in Cubbie-land

*  The Cubs have a .643 winning percentage.  If they were in any division in the American League, they would be in first place.  We destroyed the Reds last night and have the opportunity to sweep them today.  This weekend, we face the Pirates.  A team that we just swept at their place last week.  If we can just get a good outing from Lilly (he needs it) and keep the bats alive, I’m thinking we’ll be in good shape.  Continue reading

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Alfonso and his hop.

In the first inning of last night’s game, my opinion of Alfonso Soriano’s hop was validated. I’ve never liked it, nor have I bought the “it’s what he’s comfortable with” excuse. To me, it seems cocky, flashy, and like something you expect to see in a sandlot game. This was something I had hoped would disappear over the off-season. Well, here we are, a little over 2 weeks into the season and he comes away limping, needing assistance to get off the field after a routine pop-fly. Continue reading