Open thread.


9 Responses to “Open thread.”

  1. robert Says:

    fro what do you think of the hawks signing marian hossa

  2. ksmc2000 Says:

    This should be an interesting four game series against the Brewers. This is quickly becoming almost as heated of a rivalry as a Cubs/Cards series. It wouldn’t surprise me to see several HBP and a few bench clearing brawls.

    There will be a carry over effect from the earlier series at Miller Park. I’m sure none of the Cub players have forgot how that bug-eyed prick Braun would show up the opposition every chance he got. I told one of my obnoxious Brewer fan co-workers, who will be visiting Wrigley Field on Thursday night for the first time, that Braun will be leaving Chicago, “in a body bag”.

  3. Dave Says:

    The flaky Cub offense did the bare minimum to get by last night. Still it appears that they are beginning to look a little more comfortable at the plate. Sam Fuld made great contributions both on offense and defense last night. Lou Piniellla came out and argued a call in which Randy Wells was clearly safe on first base, which got him ejected. Now begins an 11-game homestand which includes games vs leading division opponents. Successful series wins vs any of these teams could give the Cubs the opportunity to rocket up toward first place, paving the way for the return of Aramis Ramirez toward the end of the homestand and the All-Star break. With that said, this homestand will have a strong impact on whether the Cubs can gain control over the division and make a strong push for the playoffs, or fall further into the NL Central cellar.

    Of course most of us now are probably thinking like former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Jim Mora.

    “Playoffs? Playoffs? You kidding me? I just hope we can win a game!”

    Classic, lol!

  4. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Says:

    Jim Mora references are always, ALWAYS appreciated by *this guy*.

  5. Dave Says:

    Tonight was a good start for the Brewer’s series and the homestand as well. Good pitching by Dempster, but the bullpen seemed like they knew they had freedom to make mistakes. That can’t be allowed ever and I wasn’t happy with it. What I am happy with are Sam Fuld (leadoff hitter we’ve been looking for?) and Derek “Don’t throw me waist high fastballs” Lee! Seven RBIs for him tonight.

    Lets get them again tomorrow!!

  6. genrebuster Says:

    If Lee keeps this up, we’ll have to drop the “DP”…

    As for Fuld…it’s a shame that Soriano is being paid his ridiculous salary, otherwise Fuld might get more of a shot to “win” the leadoff/starter spot (not that either is up for grabs at this point).

    If the overpaid veterans don’t produce, sit them on the bench. After 101 years of losing there is nothing else to lose.


    I admit, I’m still hoping that Lou has a little fire left in him, am I delusional?
    Dr. Shrink: Genre, what seems to be the problem?

    Genrebuster: baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    And then I woke up…it was just baaaaaaaaaaaaad dream.

  7. ksmc2000 Says:

    It was nice seeing how the leadoff hitter is suppose to approach the 1 spot in Fuld, while Sorryono sat his sorry ass on the bench for a couple of games. Unfortunately, he returned to the leadoff spot for Friday’s game. To nobody’s surprise, Soriano went 0-5 and failed miserably in a few clutch situations. Lou hinted during the post-game that Soriano will possibly be dropped down in the order. It wouldn’t bother me if he got dropped all the way to Iowa until he can get his fucking shit together. I don’t give a fuck how much he’s making. It’s all about winning games and Soriano is no help to this team right now.

    However, what a great way to start this series. Pat Hughes said it best on the radio after they walked Bradley intentionally, they pitched around Soto to load the bases. Pat said it forces DeFelice to throw strikes. What an at-bat by Jake Fox working the count full, and fouling off four straight before drawing the walk-off walk.

  8. Dave Says:

    If this is the Sam Fuld that we are going to see all the time, then I shall say that I want to see Sam Fuld leadoff everyday, yet its only been 11-12 at bats so far. On the other hand, Soriano should bat before the pitcher. He should see some really ugly pitches then since they usually don’t give number 8 hitters good stuff to hit anyway. Hopefully he will develop the discipline to get more walks and wait for his pitch.

    DLee should have the DP dropped from his name already. In 249 at-bats this season, he has grounded into only 3 double plays.

  9. genrebuster Says:

    “DLee should have the DP dropped from his name already. In 249 at-bats this season, he has grounded into only 3 double plays.”

    Dave, I didn’t realize that was the case this year….haven’t been watching as closely..for some reason. HA HA HA HA HA

    OK, I will “cease and desist” with the DP!


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