Whenever I see Xavier Nady starting in the outfield, I always think, "Why in the hell is there a first baseman with an injured throwing arm playing in right field when there are not one but TWO Cubs who can play right field better than most right fielders in the Bigs?"
Hahaha, it's funny isn't it?
Over at my house, when there's something wrong with the plumbing, I always call a roofing company to come do the job. And later, when there's toilet water running all over the house, I just look at my wife and say, "Honey, what can you do?"
DO ME A FAVOR, LOU: IF YOU WANT TO GET NADY SOME AT-BATS, SEND HIM TO IOWA OR SIT DERREK LEE.
When Paul Konerko hit the little pop fly to Nady, I had the perfect view from the upper deck. You could see Nady running for it and at the last minute he bails and lets the ball drop. I still don't need instant replay to tell you that either Fukudome or Colvin would have had that ball maybe without even diving. And of course Juan Pierre knows the ball's being fielded by a guy with a bad elbow, so he never even thinks twice about not scoring.
I said to my wife, "It's 2 to nothin'. I promise the Cubs will score and lose by one because of this stupid play."
Well, that's not exactly what I said since there were enough F-bombs in there to make me look around for children afterwards. None, luckily.
But the other thing that was oddly hilarious was getting in an argument with a Sox fan.
He was sitting right behind me, the Nady play had just happened, and it went something like this:
SOX FAN: WOOOOOOOO!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! WOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
ME: OH MY GOD, NADY IS @%$ TERRIBLE!
SOX FAN: WOOOOOOOOOO... (leans down so I can hear him better) Hey man, it's all in good fun.
ME: (I turn around to see if this Sox Fan is serious. He is.) Nady can't catch. He can't throw.
SOX FAN: We have LOTS of guys who suck too.
ME: Not as bad as the Cubs.
SOX FAN: Oh, I think you're wrong there.
ME: No WAY, dude.
Then the game started up again.
Seriously, maybe the weirdest argument with a Sox Fan ever.
We left early and turned on the radio so that we got to hear the Cubs score their solo run, and lose by...(I'm holding my hand up to my ear to indicate you're supposed to finish the sentence out loud for me).
Couple more things.
Our new owner, Tom Ricketts, is so cool he was walking around in the cheap seats talking to fans and signing autographs. I REALLY like this guy. Unfortunately, I was too shocked and awestruck to ask him anything meaningful.
So I said, "TOM!"
He looked at me and said, "Hi."
A real reason to hope the Cubs turn it around?
You bet.If the Cubs let Ted Lilly go, it'll be worse than DeRo.