Sick as a Dog
Yeah, in case you're wondering, Craig Counsell still completed the double-play.
I am queasy, ladies and gentlemen. I am ill, nauseous, morose, and of course, over-dramatic. Watching this current team play is akin to eating at the Olive Garden : it looks like the real thing, it acts like the real thing, and yet when you're finished with it, you not only feel ashamed and guilty, but you have the unstoppable urge to shit it violently from your system after contact.
It's unfortunate as we did begin the season with a lot of promise, but to watch the Cubbies sleepwalk through unexciting defeats like last night, you wonder just what this team is playing for...
Pride? Ask Aramis Ramirez and his pathetic .205 batting average.
Gold Gloves? Ask Michael Barrett, his 2 throwing errors and the 3 Diamondback stolen bases.
Personal Success? Ask Todd Walker, whose ineptitude with the bat [0-5, 7 LOB] was mirrored by the rest of the team, and our 11 men left on base.
This may all come across as harsh, but it's justified. It doesn't help matters that the Arizona Diamondbacks have OWNED us in recent memory:
- The Cubs are 6-20 vs. the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
- The Cubs have been outscored 168-88 during that time.
- Greg Maddux is 322-181 in the majors, but 1-9 vs. Arizona and 0-5 in Arizona.
Let's hope tonight's game is not more of the same.