Quick Weekly Wrapup

  • Friday, 08/14: vs. Pittsburgh, W (17-2)
  • Saturday 08/15: vs. Pittsburgh, W (3-1)
  • Sunday 08/16: vs. Pittsburgh, ppd (rescheduled for 9/30)
  • Monday 08/17: @ San Diego, L (4-1)
  • Tuesday 08/18: @ San Diego, L (6-3)
  • Wednesday 08/19: @ San Diego, W (7-1)
  • Thursday 08/20: @ Los Angeles Dodgers, L (7-2)

Question of the Week

How do you feel? I feel like crap. I think it’s over and worse than me thinking it’s over, I think the Cubs know it’s over. On a good note, though, great discussion on Much Ado About Nothing. Disagreement without turning nasty, informative without being preachy. Great job guys (and gal!)

Other Stuff

Had a tornado here in Chesterton, Indiana this week … about a mile away from me as the crow flies. Really sad to see all the damage especially to the old stately trees (video, another video).  NO injuries whatsoever, which is amazing and wonderful. And it sure puts a whole lot into perspective. Made my “it’s over, Cubbies” week a little less heartbreaking with so much else going on.

Weekly Lizzies

I bet you already know know there can be only one Lizzie this week. This one stands alone. Many people said many interesting things but this one was too special to ignore. Enjoy this replay in full, and have a nice weekend. :-)

Sing Along with Sherm (here)

To the tune of “Little Pink Houses”

There’s a black man with a brown glove

Standin’ out in right field

He’s got an interest rate

Running through his head

You know he thinks he’s got it so good…

And there’s a goggleman in the bullpen

Servin’ up all kinds of slop

And they look at each other and say

It’s payday, baby, who gives a f***

Oh, but ain’t the Chicago Cubs

Playing pitifully

Ain’t this year’s Cubs, you know statisticallllllllllllly

Ain’t they just unlucky,

Yessirree, BABIP, yeah,

Little Grey Boxes For you and me

Oooh, yeah,

Well, there’s a young man in a new shirt

Wishes he could get in the game

He’s got a splinter in his ass

He says, Lord this must be my destination

Cause they told me when I younger

Said, boy, your earn it and you can play

But just like everything else

Those crazy dreams came and went cuz

They got other player’s contracts to pay…

Oh, but ain’t the Chicago Cubs

Playing pitifully

Ain’t this year’s Cubs, you know statisticallllllllllllly

Ain’t they just unlucky,

Oh, Yessirree, BABIP, yeah,

Little Grey Boxes For you and me

Oooh, yeah,

(pause for instrumental interlude and/or a snack)

Well, there’s more and more people

What do they know?

This team cannot score

But to Wrigley they gooooo…

Ooh, yeah,

And there’s winners and there’s losers

But they ain’t no big deal

Cause the simple man, baby,

He’s paying the bills,

While the athletes, yeah, they just take pills….

Oh, but ain’t the Chicago Cubs

Playing pitifully

Ain’t this year’s Cubs, you know statisticallllllllllllly

Ain’t they just unlucky,

Yessirree, BABIP, yeah,

Little Grey Boxes For you and me

Oooh, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Little Grey Boxes for you and me…

you and me

you and me…

(Guitar solo)

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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.