Hello and Happy Friday. I’ve got to hand it to you guys (and gals!). This week provided some of the best quotes I can remember reviewing! I think we’re all in the same boat. We’re all disgusted with our team and misery loves company so I think we collectively cheer ourselves up using humor and a sense of collective friendship. Man that sounds sappy even to me. Nevermind. Let’s move on!

Beat the Streak

After yesterday’s Giants game, here’s where you all stand:

  • Rich Beckman = 5
  • Dragon = 4
  • mrbaseball2usa = 4
  • Scott = 4
  • Big Bob = 2
  • Gabo = 2
  • Joe L. = 2
  • Shane = 2
  • Ben = 1
  • Brent Huelsmann = 1
  • Doug S. = 1

Lizzies

  • The Cubs came close today.  Close, but no cigar.
  • the Cubs are contenders right now….They are contending for the title of “Doormat Of The National League”.
  • I’ll bet Lou is counting the days until this mess of a season is over.
  • The Cubs lost another game?
    Big deal.
    Byrd didn’t get me a hit for BTS.
    Bigger deal.
  • Is that something fun flying? or mating? Having never mated with a dragonfly before, I would say the flying is the something fun.
  • As irritating as Carlos Zambrano has been this year, there is still something fascinating about him.
  • Zambrano HAS to do well, so that the Cubs can get rid of him!
  • I don’t know how family relations work in your neck of the woods, but if you didn’t get two sets of grandparents, somebody somewhere made a very terrible life decision.
  • I kill me.
  • General Manager Jim Hendry was seen shrieking into his cellphone earlier today as he tried to refill the Cubs 25-man roster after every single player in uniform for last night’s depressing 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants asked to be placed on the disabled, bereavement or restricted list before tonight’s game.
  • Not to be outdone, starting left fielder Alfonso Soriano told the team that his best friend in the world — his Hummer — is suffering from severe transmission problems and needs his support immediately.
  • [Fukudome's] tersely worded (er, lettered) statement to the team, sent via text message, was simply “BRB.”
  • I wonder if Samardzija reads VFTB…poor guy might have his hopes as high now as his breaking balls were in April.
  • Samardzija should realize how lucky he is that he’s been in Iowa all year, and thus can’t have the disaster of ’010 placed on his doorstep.
  • doesn’t it seem as though we have suffered a string of losses that blurred together in a mosaic as if it were happening in a parallel sports universe.  Kind of like we were being stabbed over and over but couldn’t feel it because we were already dead?
  • Hey, Look Big Z is punching out our new first baseman in the dugout!
  • if I have to watch one more game with such terrible, horrible, not-even-a-fitting-adjective-for-this-level-of-disgust defense, I might explode.
  • I remember a translucent set of round Kool-aid glasses and a matching pitcher with that smiling face on it. We had cool shit in the 60′s
  • No more Cajuns. I guess we will have to go back to enunciating our terminal Ts.
  • this is where overpaying for a “veteran” relief pitcher really bites you in the arse.
  • he can’t hit worth a damn. But Lou loves him.
  • The Tea Totallers have a good-looking young prospect who can play every position at once. A kid named Bunny; looks like the Cubs could use him. Here’s some video from a scout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzqxIql0Pnk
  • They were the Cadillac of buns, only out done by J-Lo.
  • I deadpan that I don’t have any dogs to the cashiers
  • I really don’t like cashiers fondling any of my goods.
  • Cornhole..I guess the Carolinas are a bit closer to Kentucky than I thought.

Lizard

  • The unlucky dragonflies, the ones with maimed wings or unfavorable mutations, die frustrated and unfulfilled. Those dragonflies must have a moment at the end where they say, “what was the point?” Those dragonflies know what it’s like to be a Cubs fan.

Enjoy the Cardinals and the weekend (not necessarily in that order!)

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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.