Well, not alot to laugh about last night.
So might as well pick on the most visually obvious...
Did you happen to see Alejandro De Aza's attemted steal in the top of the 6th last night?
You must have, because the ump called him safe but it was close so they showed a replay.
And then Ricky Renteria came out of the dugout to stall while somebody from the Cubs studied the play which gave Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies ample time to play it over and over and over.
Lucky for Alejandro, he was standing on 2nd and didn't get to see himself sliding over and over again.
Because in slow motion it was something to truly marvel at.
He dove but instead of reaching forward like Superman, his hands caught in the dirt and stayed in place while the rest of his body kept going which resulted in what looked like a man trying to reach 2nd base with his face.
Darwin Barney caught Welly's throw and promptly performed the swipe tag across the head of De Aza, who then popped up and shook his head around a bit.
Dizzy, I guess.
And funny as hell.
But the rest of this 1-3 loss to the White Sox is about the horrible glitch in the space-time continuum of Jeff Samardzija.
No win skip, no win skip, no win skip, no win skip, no win skip, no win skip, no win skip...
No win despite 126 pitches thru nine innings during which an accidental, non-earned run happened by the Sox.
Samardzija even doubled and scored the only Cub run of the night.
What more can a guy do?
As a Cub Fan, you couldn't help but be a tad miffed at Matt Garza's "pitch your way out of Chicago" advice to Samardzija, but really that anger from us is at least semi-rooted in knowing it's true.
Samardzija is good, he's in his prime, and right now he's like watching fireworks at noon on a bright, sunny day.
Just a shame.
Tonight it's Ed Jackson v Hector Noesi, who I never heard of but has a '14 ERA of 11.12 and a career ERA about half that.
Last thing, go here to see the St. Louis Blues "CUBS OF HOCKEY" shirt from the RIVERFRONT TIMES.
How many "Cubs of..." things can you think of?