Aside from being the name of a post-rock band, tristeza means “sadness” in Portuguese. And that’s how I feel right now, sort of a melancholy funk – each season is like a roller coaster with it’s ups and downs. Usually our ups exceed our downs. But watching the Cubs right now is sorta like watching a plane that has lost part of it’s tail section, it’s nothing but a downward spiral. We can only hope that things turn around – right now the club looks like a vanquished team, one that is conditioned to lose.
Without going into a rant on “why we stink” let’s highlight a few key moments from tonight’s game:
It’s too easy to dwell on negatives, especially when one is “in the moment.” I love this Cubs team and I’ll be rooting for them tomorrow but it’s now time for all concerned to think about what they specifically are going to do to turn things around. At this point we’re experiencing a total organizational meltdown at the major league level and either the players are going to have to rise to the occasion or the management team must. It’s not even June 1st and we’re still within five games of first; all is not lost but it’s starting to get hairy.
Congratulations to Carlos Marmol, he is in New York for the birth of a new child. And my respects to all of you who are veterans or sons and daughters of vets, we have a lot to be proud of.