I had a 10:20 AM coming out of Los Angeles that got delayed til 12 something because of weather in Chicago, so I knew it couldn't be good here.
When I landed I asked the cab driver to turn on WGN and of course his AM didn't work.
But looking outside I thought well, there ain't no WAY they're playing in this crap.
I stand corrected, I guess.
I only saw a tad of it, but that game looked about as fun as a bumpy flight next to a vocal infant, the Cubs got shut out and Ryan Vogelsong gets credit for pitching a complete game even if it only went 6.
It was the Cub debut of former Brewer Doug Davis, who you can remember was a super slow worker and absolutely the guy you don't want out there in those kinds of Wrigley conditions.
But it looks like there really, truly are no other options for the Cubs til Randy Wells or Andrew Cashner get well.
Justin Berg got sent down for sucking, and Thomas Diamond got booted off the 40 man roster since he was 0-3 and a something over 9 ERA in Iowa.
This is one hurtin' pitching staff, and you just have to hope management keeps their heads on straight and they do not rush Wells or Cashner.
But Davis did well, so maybe they can scrape by with a couple more out of him...
Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney both went 2 for 3, and if you look at the highlights you'll see a fabulous, slippery catch of a foul ball by Barney.
And Koyie Hill is featured 1) making an error (one of two), 2) as one of Vogelsong's strike outs, and 3) grounding into a double play with guys on first and second to end the 4th.
He's so awesome for the other team it's astonishing.
Today looks like more Windy Pity at Wrigley Field with predictions of rain and wind that could "occasionally gust over 40 mph."
But everybody's gotta play in the same crap, so Cubs: you might as well win.
Big Z vs Tim Lincecum.