Recently, I added the Twix advertising on the left side of the site. In exchange, they slipped me a pair of Cub tickets in Houston on July 3rd. Unfortunately, Houston is a long way from North Carolina so I will not be able to go. I am looking to sell the tickets at face value if someone is interested. All I know is that they are row 24. I am waiting to hear back about what section they are in. So, if you’d like to take a chance on perhaps seeing Roger Clemens pitch, shoot me an e-mail and let me know you’re interested.
June 26, 2006
June 25, 2006
If you care like I do, if you feel like I do, if you want the Cubs to change like I do bypass MacFail and his corrupt regime and contact the Tribune Company directly. If you own stock in the Tribune, contact their investor relations department at email@example.com. Let Ruth know that you appreciate the $100 million that the Tribune has invested each year in payroll but that you don’t like the way it’s been squandered.
Otherwise contact Gary Weitman at firstname.lastname@example.org, he’s the Trib’s man for media relations. Let him know you appreciate the money the Trib has put into the ballpark; tell him that you resent a management that ignores the fans and only pays lip service to results because they’re too busy protecting each other’s flanks.
That’s right, ME! Dusty the Clown! As you know boys and girls, we must be totally fair in how we run the Cubs. Beginning tomorrow Ringmaster Hendry will be on hand for the first day of the Cubs’ Lineup Bucket Toss game. Aww, what’s wrong Todd, can’t play bucket toss? Who’s gonna bat second Cubs fans? That’s right, NEIFI! Come on Neifi, hit that last bucket!
And don’t you worry boys and girls, Ringmaster Hendry doesn’t listen to all those mean reporters. He doesn’t listen to anybody, this is his circus and he’s going to do as he pleases. And Cookie MacFail only listens to Ringmaster Hendry. Join us tomorrow in the Grand March to 100 Losses, Cubs fans. And who’s your favorite clown? That’s right, DUSTY!!!
Dusty-o-Meter: 88 games left
Hendry-o-Meter: 412 games left
If the Cubs fall below the Pirates AND the Royals records, does Dusty Baker get the axe?
On a side note, Yarbage Cub Review has been in attendance for this Twins series and has had a chance to stay at the same hotel as the Cubs. Visit his site
June 24, 2006
Dusty-o-Meter: T minus 89 games and counting
Hendry-o-Meter: T minus 413 games and counting
Recently the Cubs haven’t been playing so well and you can only bake the same cake so many times. So I’ve refrained from commenting much on the current state of the Cubs, unless of course it has been to let off some steam and “get it out.” But there’s a few things that I saw tonight that were noteworthy.
First of all, I was impressed by Prior’s performance. I’ve been watching him like a hawk because I’m still suspicious about that shoulder. Today he hit 94 on the gun (which is where he historically has topped out at) and I thought he pitched very effectively. He was very tuned-in during the fifth inning when he got in trouble and the pitch he got Pinto on was pure Powder River.
It was sad to see Womack carried off the field, I hope he gets well soon. The Cubs must DL him because they are playing with a 24 man roster, 12 of whom are pitchers. That leaves only 4 guys on the bench – the Cubs must make a roster move if Womack can’t play tomorrow. No If’s and’s or but’s.
Lee got to take some cuts for AAA Iowa, he’s scheduled to take some more tomorrow as Iowa’s DH. I’d like to see Lee rehab some more because Nevin is hitting well and Lee is going to need the practice. He also has to build up his flexibility and strength or he could hurt the joint and we sure don’t need that!
Word is that Dusty’s soured on the idea of using Marmol as a starter – he prefers him as a long relief guy. My guess is that they’ll go with Guzman on Thursday against Milwaukee. I am not opposed to this; in fact the Cubs should plan on using Marmol AND Guzman every fifth day. If one gets in trouble, bring in the other, let’s let these two guys duel for the fifth spot. We don’t need to trade any more Ricky Nolascos, the Cubs need to use the rest of this off-year to make some decisions and develop young talent.
Speaking of “developing” I’d like to see Bob Brenly given the reins on this team a soon as possible – I’d like to see what Uncle Bob can do with this exact roster. This will give the Cubs a relatively unbiased view of what they’ve got and take management out of the equation. It will cost the Cubs roughly $1.7M to eat the rest of Dusty’s salary but they’re already under budget for the year.
It saddens me to say that that Cubs fans have a lot more to endure; given the Cubs current winning percentage of .378 the team is on pace to finish 61-101. The last team to equal that feat was the 1966 team.