I'm not sure what I'm doing, but my friend and blog tutor Colleen Wainwright (Communicatrix)has instructed me to "claim" my blog with Technorati, and somehow they'll help with spreading Cubby-Blue around. So, I think that's what I've done here.
What a head-spinning couple days.
Aramis with the wrist thing, Soriano gets the hamstring, DeRosa's back, the losing at home, and the one run losses.
It really is early, but this is not the way this season was...
I had envisioned a better start.
Nice for Felix Pie to come up.
Coulda been under better circumstances though.
Just watched a pretty scrappy loss to the Braves, but still a big "L".
Carlos can't shake his crappy April thing.
Maybe we're building character, I don't know.
Oh yeah, and Mark Buehrle no-hits the Rangers.
Can't wait for tomorrow's sports page.
I started this painting in the morning.
It's a double-great story.
Jackie's of course, but also Ken Griffey Jr. calling up Bud Selig and Jackie's widow Rachel to ask permission to wear #42 as a tribute.
Then, I took Wyatt and his buddies to see "Blades of Glory", which started at 3.
Driving there, we heard Soriano on third and Theriot on first with nobody out.
Then 3 straight outs.
"How come you didn't score any runs with guys on first and third with no outs?"
Hopefully nobody asked Lou that question looking for the easy blow-up.
Anyway, Cubs lose 0-1 winning one game out of three against the Reds.
Bloated Will Ferrell and girlish John Heder ice skating in tights as a man-pair?
Well, looks like not alot.
Up til yesterday, the Cubs were 0 for Wrigley.
Also not good to be reliever Will Ohman.
I saw Lou on ESPN, after the Reds came back from a 5 run deficit to win 6-5.
Somebody asked him "what's wrong" after he just explained what's wrong (something like, "I bring in a reliever who's throwing 40 foot curveballs..."), and Lou yelled a little.
So, if you're a reporter, just wait for a loss, then ask something dumb to get Lou to blow up.
But Rich Hill threw 7 shutout innings yesterday, and the Cubs beat Cinci 7 - zip.
And that Arroyo guy from Cinci?
What's up with the perfect surfer hair?
So, repeat after me…”It’s EARLY.”
Not so good the last couple days.
The day of the opener I got up and my daughter Emily suggested we walk the dogs.
We opened the front door and…snow.
It’s the opener!
Met Sutter (Instead of saying who everybody is in here, I’m going to make a “cast” list on the right sometime soon. “Sutter” is Bob Sutter, the guy who had the good sense to suggest getting season tix in ’04) at the corner of Clark and Addison, then went into Sluggers cause every other place had lines out the door. There was Ronny Woo dancing with a tall blonde woman. Don Berardini (so it’s me, Sutter and Don with the seats) walked in and introduced us to the owner.
Guy knows everybody.
We walked into the park, it was actually not bad for an opener – no real wind, temp not bad.
Game not so good.
But when Soriano tied the game by scoring from second on a grounder…man.
That guy’s gonna make other teams crazy the way he runs the bases.
Plus, always happy to see Biggio make an error.
As for young Matt Murton, he didn’t start, but when the teams were all lined up down the first and third base lines for their introductions, I don’t know why but I thought about the hair.
I didn't see it, but I imagine the cameras were doing the pans across the faces, right?
On national tv.
But you can't help feeling pretty good about this team.
Except for Carlos' opener, the entire rotation had very strong starts.
And the hitting.
That first inning Friday vs. the Brewers?
Sure, Bill Hall and the Brewer's boob-ish play helped, but the Cubs were smackin' the ball.
One more victory for the sweep today and the Big Swede (college room-mate, Brewer fan) owes me money.
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