Well it seems that the Mark Prior saga continues day after day. Recently, ESPN published an article stating that Cub fans might need to be bracing for the possibility that Prior may not pitch at all this season. Dusty Baker reacted very angrily to the accusations and was not pleased at all.

Does ESPN not have any other better things to write about than this? I mean my god, the season is going on. Write about what is happening on the field, not off of it unless you have a REAL story to report. People are getting sick of hearing the same crap reported about Prior. I don’t know how many times I have heard that he has thrown some pitches and should be back mid-May. Lodie Fricken dah. The Cubs need to worry about getting the job done on the field without Prior. He’s not the messiah, and to keep talking as if he’s gonna be the savior of this team is absurd. Enough is enough already. Let the man rehab already in peace. When he’s ready to go, he’ll be back to help up win some ball games. Until then, leave it alone already people.

In other controversy news, C & A Chronicle seems to think that the Cubs demonstration of showing fire was not done with class. Well, I’m sorry, but right now we’re not winning. If it takes Dusty and Woody losing their cool to spark some emotion and drive in this team, so be it. Sometimes you just have to do it to get your team into it. It’s not like it’s just in baseball either. Every sport has this. In hockey, you have an enforcer. Someone who’s specific job it is to get in a fight and raise hell to get his team fired up. In basketball, Coaches often take a technical foul or get themselves thrown out of a ballgame purposely to fire their team up and get a win.

So, again, I have no problem with what Woody or Dusty did the other day. It’s about dang time people show an “I’m sick of losing” attitude in this city. The sports teams are a joke, and it’s got to change. If this is what it takes, bring it on and lets see some more of it.

In other news today, the Cubs lost another one to the stupid Reds. Not much to say about a game where the wind blew out 30mph. It’s anyone’s game and the Reds managed to get one more run than us. It’s hard to brag about that kind of win. It was just a matter of who could get the ball in the air the most. That’s not a baseball game and I am not going to treat it as one.

Player of the Game

Sammy Sosa. It’s hard to argue with 2 HR’s in a loss. He did what he needed to do. Alou also played a heck of a game, falling a single short of the cycle.

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail