Welcome back, erniesarmy.



Ernie, I just saw your comment on the Cubs game tonite referencing Pedro Strop’s performance. Fro hasn’t commented on the Cubs in a very long time, so I’m going to use your comment in this post and invite longtime contributors – as well as newer contributors or those who merely “observer” – to weigh in on what is currently happening with the Cubs.

Great to hear from you, ernie…don’t be a stranger!

erniesarmy Says:

Sorry, Fro, gotta vent: How in the world is Maddon continuing to bring in Strop when he blows, or nearly blows, every game he is in? Oh, well, I guess he would say to me, “Whatta want me to do?” He would be right you know, other than Rondon – who’s no Mariano Rivera either – he has no one to call on in a game like today’s who can shut the door.

I think even Chucky would agree that Lester deserved better. Pitched his butt off for seven innings, and then Pedro – Richard – Francisco give it all up. No playoff series wins this year, not until that bullpen is fixed.

8 Responses to “Welcome back, erniesarmy.”

  1. genrebuster Says:

    This season has already gone much better than I anticipated.

    I didn’t – and don’t – expect the Cubs to make it to the World Series, but things have improved on the field and Maddon has a lot to do with it, imop.


  2. erniesarmy Says:

    Thank You Genre!

    “This season has already gone much better than I anticipated.”

    Oh, no question about it!

    “And Maddon has a lot to do with it”

    Agreed again!

    My rant was only to point out – to anyone who would listen – that this team is not ready for any sort of credible playoff run. That’s all. There are a lot of “Cubbie” fans out there that honestly think they are, and it just drives me up a wall!

    Next year, get a better bullpen, and a reliable closer! Then I think you can talk serious playoff run.

    I watched first-hand 1969, 1984, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2008. I want more than “Hey, were not as bad as last year.”

    If this bunch doesn’t win a World Series, then all this hoopla was, as usual, a big waste!

  3. genrebuster Says:

    Ernie, I would say that chucky has been setting the standard for awhile….but I welcome ALL rants.

    Hell, that’s main reason I still show up here…so keep ’em coming, ladies and gents.

    tick FUCKING tock………………….

  4. chucky Says:

    I’ve been wondering why Strop is even allowed in the goddamned building lately. I wouldn’t trust that fucking hack with a 15 run lead! All I can say is I hope to fucking hell he’s gone next year. Because if he’s back for the 2016 season, all I can say is look out. I’ll be on a rampage to end all rampages…………….

    And thanks for the kind words gents. It’s good to know that my anger isn’t in vain.

  5. chucky Says:

    By the way, what’s that white stuff running down Maddons left shoulder?

  6. erniesarmy Says:

    Chucky: “Because if he’s back for the 2016 season, all I can say is look out. I’ll be on a rampage to end all rampages…………….”

    I will be looking forward to it … and be joining you. :}

  7. chucky Says:

    Ernie…..thank you my fitness friend! Hopefully, it won’t be needed, but if it is, I’ll be looking forward to ranting right along with you.

  8. Nemo Says:

    Cardinals slide continues. Cubs would be only 3 out if they didn’t fucking completely give away that last game in St. Louis. I don’t trust Lester to be able to throw a complete game. I mean, he threw 105 pitches in 7 innings even though he allowed only 2 hits and 1 walk! No errors either. Smart opponents strategy will be to get the pitch count up and into the bullshit pen.

    The offense let them down too-only 3 runs on 11 hits and 9 LOB. The game should never have even been within striking distance in the 8th. That said, you need to be able to hold a game up 2 entering the 8th. The bullpen is the most likely culprit when the Cubs are ousted from the playoffs.


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