How can it have gotten so bad so fast?
Here's how all of baseball ended up last season, error-wise: Pirates/Nats with 127, then the Cubs/Braves with 126.
So far this season, the Cubs weigh in waay back at #8 with 30 E's.
But it's still early, and errors are just the easiest stat to find for a team's lack of skill.
Baserunning, hitting the cut-off man, taking pitches when one should take pitches, taking the calculated risk at the right time and having it work...
There are alot of little things that, if we added them all up, probably the 2011 Cubs are leading the overall way at not being good at baseball.
Here's the top headlines on ESPN today:
I was following the game on my cell phone, and when Darwin Barney had the awesome 9 or 10 pitch battle and finally walked, forcing in the lead run I was so happy I turned it off and forced my own self to not look again until...well first I got a text from a Cardinal fan that said, "Can the Cubs be any worse?"
That was my first hint.
Then from Sutter: "These last two nights could be in the all time franchise bottom ten. Let the kids play. Go Tony Campagna!"
So, I finally looked and saw Reds 7 Cubs 5, there were the 4 errors committed by and 7 unearned runs given up by our favorite team as they hacked up another L.
And all I could think was: "Are you shitting me?"
The "E" just turned out to be a convenient rhyme.