Went to the game yesterday.
Super humid, but overall a pretty fabulous day to watch a ballgame, and you already know the Cubs won easily 11-4 over the Reds bringing their freaky winning streak to 7 games.
At Wrigley Field, of course I'm there to see the Cubs win.
The summer has pretty much been wrecked by all the losing, so on the one hand this winning streak has put a spring in my step and restored my normal good mood.
But last week, David Oif goes, "Watch, they'll go on a tear now and blame everything else on the injuries."
Meaning that nothing would change.
Meaning that Jim Hendry and Mike Quade would be trotting out what was, before this streak, about the most hapless Cubs team we've seen in oh I don't know. A long time.
To Mike Quade's credit, he's been non-stop with the "there's no quit in this team" stuff, and it was never more apparent than yesterday against a Reds team that just played awful.
Here's the Reds lately: get swept in a 4 game series to the Mets, turn around and sweep the Giants, drop 2 of 3 to freaking Houston, then they're here.
Probably I'm just reacting to the moping around after another muffed throw or whatever, but the vibe they put off feels like they don't care.
Brandon Phillips collides with Drew Stubbs, moans on the ground for ever, then they leave him in the game?
Either Phillips is a giant sissy or Dusty's a dope.
That Yonder guy in left is absolutely a joke, although he hit a homer.
If I'm Rudy Jaramillo, I'm telling everybody to hit it to that guy.
Horrible for them, good for us.
The Cubs were really fun to watch.
Did you see Starlin Castro's dive-stop almost (maybe it was) in left?
Almost got the runner, too.
Then, I totally called Carlos Zambrano's homer.
All those 2-out runs the Cubs got were fabulous, and it felt great watching some other team playing like the Keystone Cops.
But back to the reason for the post, there are a ton of people out there hoping the Cubs lose, which...well say they did end up losing 90 games.
There's 48 left.
All they'd have to do is lose 25.
Would you not think that for sure there'd be turnover in the management positions, and I don't just mean on the field?
How many lives can one GM have?
Also, can you look at this team as it's currently fielded and honestly say to yourself, yep, those are my guys. We're SO going to the Series next year. Or even the next.
Feels like they need to fill some holes to me.
So obviously, I wish change would happen.
But for the life of me, I cannot go into that "I hope they lose" room.
Probably stupid on my part, but there you go.
Couple shots from yesterday: