A little bit of a smile there from Mike Quade as his Cubs sweep Jim Riggleman and the Washington Nationals.
This is kinda like wrecking a no-no and we shouldn't talk about it, but somebody's gotta find out what manager in the long history of the Cubs started off with the longest winning streak. I can find a historical page of Cubs managers and their records, but not the who-started-off-real-hot stat.
But...with 2 more wins, Mr. Quade will tie Silver Flint's 5-12 record from 1879! He's already walloped Joe Altobelli's 1991 record (zero wins and one loss), along with Roy Johnson and his 1944 record (zero and one as well). Pretttty elite company there, Mike.
Ryan Dempster gets the win in a 4-zip shutout last night with Starlin Castro knocking in the first run along with Aramis Ramirez (2 run dinger) and Alfonso hittin' a couple out.
Sad news: Carlos Zambrano went to Venezuela to visit his sick nephew.
Weird news: Sammy Sosa is mad at you and me.
Other news: Phil Rogers has his power rankings up, and he's got the Cubs just above the Pirates at #29. So the question is how can the Cubs be ranked higher than the Pirates if they can't beat the Pirates?
True news: Ted Lilly is 5-0 with the Dodgers. One more win and he'll make Dodger history by tying Kaz Ishii, who won his first 6 starts in 2002.