You know I've been out of town, super busy, not catching all the details of what's going on with our favorite team.
I didn't even know that our man Wellington Castillo went and sprained his right knee.
Like about the day after Geovany Soto tore the meniscus in his left knee.
Which was what? A couple weeks after Steve Clevenger strained his oblique (and maybe cracked a rib)?
Man, it's bad enough losing to the Sox at Wrigley Field.
But to test my faith to the absolute max, I turned on the tv and there was Koyie Hill.
Like a freaking ghost from last year's horror movie.
Whatever, I guess.
If you go to MLB's injury page, well first be glad you're not a Padre fan (13 injured), but you'll also see this:
Of the 7 injured Cubs, 3 are catchers.
That's so ridiculous I can't even believe it.
So they had to do something, right?
He knows the pitchers for the most part.
In the words of Lou Piniella, "What can you do?"
Lucky for me, I can make a gif and make myself feel better.
Anyway, baseball gods, thanks a hell of alot.
Cubs get absolutely creamed by the Sox.
Ryan Dempster still has no W.
The lineup for the Cubs was like - why put all the scrubs in the same game?
Danks had 'em no-hit until the 5th, but then I thought they were so close to getting to him the next couple innings...
I watched the entire thing, but I finally gave up after LaHair made out #2 in the 9th.
So I missed the minor "rally".
At least I missed Koyie Hill making the last out.
Lastly, more Kerry Wood.
I heard his retirement speech on the radio.
That's...moving stuff, guys.
I'm really going to miss his presence.
We'll see what kind of relationship he keeps with the team as time passes.
Here's Chris Jaffe's listing of Kerry's highs and lows at Hardball Times.