Awhile back, I was listening to the Cubs on the radio, and Anthony Rizzo came up and smacked his second homer.
And Pat Hughes said (I'm 99% sure I'm quoting): "Rizzo's got two long balls..."
Sorry man, but that's just funny.
For 4th graders.
Not funny was losing 2 games in a row to the San Diego Padres, the first 4-7 and then the excruciating 0-1.
Drew Pomeranz shut out the Cubs for 6 innings, the 2nd time the Cubs didn't score (the other was the 0-2 loss to Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies back on April 17th).
If my math is correct, I'm pretty sure about 1/3 of the Pads are actually children of Steve Garvey, but you know I'm no good with numbers.
(I KNOW that's mean but sorry, I'll never forget '84.)
The Cub bats were confused and the bullpen kind of blew up (or hiccupped, depending on your outlook).
But it doesn't hurt to be knocked down once in awhile, it's a long season, yada yada.
Maddon has said from the get go that there will be some rough patches and I imagine there'll be a losing streak(s) some time that'll make everyone Completely Freak Out.
I'll try to not do that.
Anyway, here's my favorite kind of stupid angst, this coming from today's Tribune:
I'm so glad they pointed this out.
Seriously, I was just about to stop watching the games cause I figured the Cubs had already won the Series.
Pirates at 1:20.
It's Francisco Liriano on Friday the 13th.
Somebody tell the construction guys to not leave any ladders around the Cubs' dugout.
Lastly, "Beavis and Butthead" is one of my all time favorite cartoons, and I'll always think Mike Judge is a genius. Mike, if you see the gif and it makes you angry let me know and I'll pull it.