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August 2009



Oh What A Night!

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I saw two very shameful things on TV last night. The first eight innings of the Cubs game weren’t televised here, so I was just spinning through the channels.

Imagine my surprise when I came upon Michael McDonald, formerly of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, performing and selling a “Christmas Songs” CD. In August. On a home shopping network. How embarrassing.

And, of course, the Cubbies, opening their “Last Chance 2009 Home Stand” by handing the Washington Nationals the biggest win in team history. Shameful.

I guess I can unblock the month of October on my social calendar now.

  • A Christmas album in August is better television than the game I saw here, the whole enchilada. Zambrano was wild and should have been pulled earlier. Heilman threw a pitch right down the middle with the bags loaded; anyone but Aaron Miles should have hit that one on the street. Baserunning, fielding, really ever element was exactly what we have seen all month: the Chicago Cubs are a bad baseball team and the contracts we have insure that this will continue for at least three to five years. Minimum.
    Thanks for the memories, guys, two straight postseason appearances; two good regular seasons. Of course, the six post season games were uniformly ugly, and they are what this team will be remembered for.