I'm holding it out a window about 40 stories up, ready to drop at any moment.
Some might call this a lack of confidence.
Some will think it's just stupid - that there's just no way.
Why I have any hope at all is simply... I'm a Cub fan.
And that's what they do.
Aramis Ramirez, I wish they'd let his shoulder just sit until the Dodger series, but he's supposed to be back today.
Terrible Ted comes back Monday from knee surgery and a shoulder rest, Carlos Zambrano's scheduled to start next Saturday vs. the Dodgers, and Reed Johnson is just a rumor, but I bet he comes back in the next couple weeks.
Those are a couple reasons for hope.
The other is just foolhardy and primitive.
It's the same thinking behind, "Alfonso is due."
Or like yesterday when Tom Gorzelanny came up to bat.
He's probably not gonna hit anything, but if he can just get it in play...
Then anything can happen.
Like a run scores.
It was a pretty unexciting game yesterday with the Cubs against Josh Fogg, who I figure is about the best player on the Pirates right now.
But it was a 3-1 win.
In order for me not to drop hope 300 feet, the Cubs need to do get Double-yous out of these next 4 patsy games - today vs. Pittsburgh and the 3-gamer in San Diego.
Then see if "anything can happen" in LA.
Probably, I'm just a dope.
But as the enormously popular Milton Bradley once said, "Sue me."
It wasn't really that long ago that security in the bleachers was a bunch of guys with no absolutely no sense of humor.
You could get tossed for lookin' at them the wrong way.
A buddy of mine's petite and pretty girlfriend almost got tossed by an enormous bleacher security man for bringing in a tiny water spray bottle when it was a hundred degrees out, and this was years before 9/11.
I'm not sure when it changed.
But in my experience nowadays, those security people are mostly pretty human.
They don't let you break rules, but they're not assholes about it either.
So jag-boy tosses a beer on Victorino, and now there has to be meetings and announcements.
Is there enough security?
Should they stop serving beer?
The guy I painted in this post was from a couple years ago.
He was hilarious.
WOOOO! I'm having so much fun running around on the fieUUUUH!
And then the ride to jail.
My next door neighbor is a horse cop, we talk alot.
Believe me, you do not want to go to jail because you were an idiot at Wrigley Field.
Anyway, if you happen to be at Wrigley and somebody IS being an idiot: let security know.
And there is no honor in acting stupid with security if the guy in front of you is the culprit - turn the idiots in.
Lets keep it friendly and idiot free in there, or we fans will be the only ones to blame.
Pretty sure you saw thru this post.
I just don't want to talk about what's happening on the field right now.
Are you happy that we don't have to worry about getting swept in the first round of the playoffs?
Actually, it's too early to even have that as a comfort thought.
Terrible Ted and Big Z should be back.
There are 6 should-be creampuff games in a row with the Pirates and Padres, so the Cubs might hang around for another week, make us all feel like they're still in it.
I was looking at that Brewers-Cardinals-Brewers September Freakout (14th thru 23rd) as the deciding point of the summer.
But maybe it's already happened with this wretched sweep by the Phils.
In reality, at this moment in time, the Cubs...
That saying "They don't even belong on the same field." - it was so appallingly apparent vs. the Phils that I could vomit cheese steak.
My favorite team is getting the snot beat out of them in every facet of every game.
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