Well look, Rafael Dolis is only 24, it's his first go-round and under more normal circumstances his responsibilities would be much less.
Circumstances like the Cubs actually having a team.
With a bullpen not created out of such randomness.
Dolis would be kind of a jewel, I think, if he came in the 7th and then there were a couple monsters for the 8th and 9th.
So don't get too down on the kid, I cannot imagine the pressure he's under, and the Cubs having their asses handed to them because of massive bullpen failure on Memorial Day weekend is nothing new.
The illustration above is from a game played on May 26, 2003.
Kerry Wood pitched 7 innings, struck out 10 and gave up one run.
The 8th and 9th innings featured Phil Norton (Phil Norton?) who gave up 2 runs followed by (current Pirate) Juan Cruz who gave up 4 runs followed by the extra-digited Antonio Alfonseca who gave up 3.
Cubs lost zero to 10.
But a sad way to lose to the Pirates.
Bases loaded, guy gets hit with a 96 MPH fastball...
Pirates 3 Cubs 2.
Still, I hope you're having an awesome Memorial Day weekend.
WE made some ribs yesterday (that's a Cub logo good luck thingy I made with a horse shoe on the left):
Lastly, this weekend.
They set this time aside so we have a chance to reflect.
Which we should all be doing.
I'm not gonna get all "ultimate sacrifice" and all that, but honestly, the people who take care of us are a truly remarkable bunch and always have been.
This is my Dad:
He's kind of bad ass, don't you think?
Pop, I'm sure you're reading this.