Man do I hate these particular moments.
I mean, it happens all the time, but this one is getting uglier.
Managers take the blame.
They just do.
Dale Sveum knows this.
He also knows everybody can join in the blaming.
I think I've been clear in saying that well, if you could get Joe Girardi that would be awesome.
But that doesn't have anything to do with Dale Sveum's managing of this particular batch of Chicago Cubs.
If you had a choice between Joe Girardi and Dale Sveum at any point in Cubs history, wouldn't that be a no-brainer?
But declining ticket sales aren't Sveum's fault.
Nobody buys tickets to watch Sveum manage.
Anybody who says they'll pay money to go watch Girardi manage is... misguided.
(I read a comment on the Cub Reporter with that very sentiment, only in a profane and much funnier way.)
Now, Don Zimmer was actually fun to watch, but that's another story.
I don't get how a player's misunderstanding of his role and subsequent public complaining (Kevin Gregg) is a big deal.
Ahhh, it's just an excruciating thing to watch when this kinda stuff happens.
But Friday the Cubs go to St. Louis to play the Cards and their magic number is 2.
That'll be something to watch.
Then we're all off to the playoffs and waiting for next April.
Hey, if you feel like watching something that's guarenteed fun, watch about 2 minutes into this game. When the umps reverse a Ron Cey home run and old Zim goes ballistic even as the 3rd base coach.
You tube won't let me attach it to the post, so Google "1984 Reds-Cubs Home Run-Foul Controversy".