Perhaps Joe has it right on this Cubs team. I’m trying to keep my head out of the sands of pessimism this year and hope that things turn around – after all we’re not even at the All Star break yet. That notwithstanding it seems that Joe’s realism is more on the mark than my hopefulness. At least when it comes to this year (in years past it’s been quite the contrary.)
I’d rather not see this site turn into a place where we dog the Cubs but I really have to question a lot of day to day events. Witness tonight’s game – Geovanny Mota’s running decision which took out us out of a big inning (“mota” means “weed” in Mexican slang, see my previous comments on this subject, I’m not being pious and sanctimonious.) I’m just questioning his judgment – let’s face it, Geo is not in shape and he runs like a Mack truck. So what was he thinking?
And, as is often the case the Cubs didn’t hit. Another shutout. Again. What right does the Cubs’ website have to ask for help when it comes to Soriano’s All Star chances? The guy is a lamer this year, no if’s and’s or but’s. I deserve to cover the All Star Game more than Alfonso deserves to be there. Alfonso deserves to watch the All Star Game on his TV which is what most of us will be doing that night – he’s a high priced joke. And so are a lot of his teammates, might I mention Mr. Fukudome and Bradley to name a couple? With this payroll we can’t blame it on leadership, it’s time to hold these guys responsible. Boo Birds of Cubdom unite, let’s raise some Cain in Wrigley! Let these so-called stars know what we think of their skills, I’m quite unimpressed.