we're in trouble
For a moment, let's not focus on the fact that the cubs lost their sixth straight last night. Take a look at these headlines:
Cubs Lose Leader Lee
Cubs Drop 6th Straight, Lee Injuries Shoulder
Chicago Cubs Slugger Derek Lee Leaves Game With Shoulder Injury
Those are the first three google news headlines I found this morning. This season is quickly turning into a yet another test of faith for Cubs fans around the country. We've been optimistic most of the season yet we have contiuously hit road block after road block. Injuries and slumps are plaguing the cubbies. We've had two of our four best arms on the DL for significant parts of the season (and now that they're back they're not playing up to their potential...hopefully Prior will do something to change that tonight), Nomar's status is still uncertain and our bats have been frozen as of late.
Now we're looking at Lee taking his turn on the DL. It's important for him to address this problem now and sort it out before it becomes a serious injury. Hopefully he can get some rest/rehab and be back to his superman-esque self after the break. That's all I've got time for this morning...off to work trying to shake this depressed feeling...