Poor Casey Coleman might get left in Cincinnati, because I think he's going to miss the bus to 2012.
Think of all the things that happened to get him here - he isn't really here because his talent demanded it, is he?
I mean, of course he's got talent, but it's not like people were clamoring for him like Starlin Castro.
He happened to be the next guy in line after injury and craziness sidelined the guys in front of him.
He happened to be the next guy in line when the Chicago Cubs stunk it up, and needed somebody to come throw some innings and help get them thru the rest of a revolting season.
He happened to be the next guy in line after Jim Hendry brought in old hacks like Doug Davis who bombed and lost their shot.
But even though the Cubs are rotten this year, this kind of opportunity doesn't happen real often.
Where you're given the keys to the room where they keep all the winning lottery tickets.
And poor Casey used them on the wrong door.
If you go to his ESPN page, you'll see a bunch of red Ls after his name.
Looks like this:
Not so good.
Yeah well, you know I really like the kid and his determination, but now I think if we see Casey Coleman anywhere near the starting rotation for the Cubs next year, it sure won't be in April.
I mean, he had a pretty big chunk of time to put in a couple nice starts, and maybe he gets one or two more, but...
Cubs lose to the Reds 2 to 7, Johnny Cueto might have hurt himself with a strained muscle in his back, Starlin Castro got 2 more hits on his way to plus 200, and Reed Johnson got hit by a pitch that (if I heard Len and Bob correctly) lands him on the top ten list of active hit batsmen.
And the really sad news is that Brian Urlacher's mom died unexpectedly.