Quick Weekly Wrapup

  • Friday, 07/17: @ Washington, W (3-1)
  • Saturday 07/18: @ Washington, W (6-5)
  • Sunday 07/19: @ Washington, W (11-3)
  • Monday 07/20: @ Philadelphia L (10-1)
  • Tuesday 07/21: @ Philadelphia L (4-1)
  • Wednesday 07/22: @ Philadelphia W (10-5)
  • Thursday 07/23: off day

As road trips go, this was one of the Cubs’ better outings. Even if you include last year’s road trips. But it’s still difficult to get excited about this team. I want to, don’t get me wrong. And I will, if things continue to go uphill. I do think there’s an ever-so-slight uphill trend. Just no way that I can see, to get to the top of the mountain. What do you guys think?

On a non-baseball, non-politics note, yesterday the Porter County Fair started here in Northwest Indiana. I’m looking forward to a week of farm animals and fair food … there’s that deep fried dough + manure smell that you really can’t replicate any other time of year, while you sit on a bench eating your pickle-on-a-stick playing ‘count the mullets’. Ahhhhhhhhhhh that’s livin’.

Weekly Highlights

  • In a[n] extremely prescient 2007 quote, Lou said: “You don’t take superstars out of the lineup.”
  • Joe and I were downright giddy after the 7 run inning at Wrigley, um I mean at the Nats park (sure felt like Wrigley)
  • One out of three would be like kissin’ yer sister
  • This just in. Michael Jackson? Still dead.
  • Dear Jason, Beat $80,400 per win in that 5th starter spot. I didn’t think so. Have a nice second half. Try not to completely implode this year. Hugs & kisses, Randy Wells
  • I like Sherrill, but the problem is that everyone else does [too], including the O’s.
  • Maybe if I check eBay, I can find an Aramis Ramirez Pirate jersey
  • A game like last night, where things go to crap from the outset, allows you to accomplish something else that day with the game on in the background, or not.
  • I am not a Bradley hater, I just hate seeing him in a Cubs uniform, especially in a Cubs uniform in a batters box during a Cubs game.
  • I don’t know what to do with this team.
  • Good job, Mr. Hendry
  • Consider that for 2010 the team already has $114 million commited to 8 players
  • Though the Cubs have the fewest losses in the division now, can they be in 1st outright by the end of the weekend. It’s a real possibility. Stay tuned.

Hat tip to Mark Buehrle … love the Sox or hate ‘em it’s still impressive. Hope everyone has a great weekend. I’m off to the fair!

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Elizabeth Pearson stumbled upon VFTB around 2006, and enjoys encouraging conversation among the wide variety of readers brought together by their love of the Cubs. She’s married, has a Cub-loving pug named Phinneaus, and enjoys biking, hiking, cooking and gardening. She calls Chesterton, Indiana home and hopes to one day retire on Mackinac Island. Connect with Lizzie via email or Instagram.