Fun facts!


Jon Lester

(Ernie…what does it mean?)

10 Responses to “Fun facts!”

  1. erniesarmy Says:

    I’m with ya, Genre. The guy has top of the line talent. He just hasn’t been consistent over the years (see Chucky for that!). Perhaps this is the year. We’ll see.

    I think Arrieta will be all right, every pitcher goes through down spells. But, it still bears careful watching.

    The problem with the Cubs is they give you golden nuggets in one hand, and then when it’s time to take them to the bank to receive your investment, the “nuggets” turn out to be pyrite!

    I’ve been through this hoopla too many times in the past to start investing in balloons and confetti for October. Too many October failures to get excited about winning games in June.

  2. erniesarmy Says:

    Also, Genre, tonights loss to the Phillies 3-2, though unimportant in the general scheme of things, points out what I have been saying from the beginning; this team does not have that “rise from the dead” mojo. They fall behind 2-0, 1-0, or 3-0, and they don’t come back. They don’t, as yet, have that “you had better shove the dagger in good, or I’m coming back on ya” attitude that champions must have. Yes, they made “noises” tonight in the 9th, but that was all it was.

    It’s still early, but that had better start being a part of their personality before September and October roll around!

  3. genrebuster Says:

    I’m with you, Ernie.

    NOT counting on anything. I’ll get excited when/if they actually win a World Series.

  4. Pie in the Sky Says:

    That’s what I hate about regular season baseball. It doesn’t mean shit when related to postseason baseball. Remember the 2001 Mariners? 116 wins (and it wasn’t a weak division; the second place team had 102 wins). Playoffs came and they barely made it to the ALCS, where the Yankees would dominate them.

    Just look at the recent history of NL’s teams with the best record heading into the postseason. Those teams are lucky if they make the World Series, let alone win it.

  5. chucky Says:

    Hey Pie, do you remember the 2008 season? That year one team went 97-64 (one game was never made up), only to get swept in three straight. You remember what team did that?

    Yeah, the Chicago Cubs.

  6. erniesarmy Says:

    Chucky and Pie: That is what I’ve been telling the “Cubbie” fanatics on facebook; this team has proven nothing! They’ve been very good in the regular season many times before, but when it comes to October baseball, especially the NLCS, they turn back into pumpkins!
    I agree with them that this does “feel” different, but so did 1969. I remember that year distinctly. I was as giddy as a teen princess before the prom. I got close to that again in 1984. After that, even 2003 with a 3 run lead with only five outs to go didn’t feel safe.
    Those of us that know this franchises history, know that regular season means “Bo Diddly Squat”! Win the NLCS, go to the World Series, and win that, then you can brag. Until then, take a cold shower.

  7. erniesarmy Says:

    Oh, and one more thing, Pie, do you remember who managed that Mariners team? That’s right, our own “Sweet Lou Whatta Want Me To Do” Pinella. Those Cubs sure know how to pick the “winners” don’t they?

  8. genrebuster Says:

    Yep. BTW…the sheeple said “baaaaahh”…..

  9. erniesarmy Says:

    Genre, I didn’t know “steeple” said “baaaah”….LOL! 🙂 I get ya though, the sheepie are baaahing a lot these days.

  10. genrebuster Says:

    Thank You for catching that, Ernie….I stand corrected. You are much kinder and gentler than our old frendt Mitch Cummstein!


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