A League of Her Own

Cubs Saturday Game Thread: And Then There Were Two

Thumbnail image for zcatcher.jpg
 Two more games to go, kids.\

Two more games until we're relegated to watching other people's teams play in the postseason, staring out the window, and counting the days until Spring.

What's more, Big Z will make his final start of the season tonight. I know the new Z is all about talking about his feelings and writing in his anger management journal and all that, but I still maintain that., when Z is pitching, there's always a chance something fun could happen.

If you still need a reason to watch, I'll mention that out baby Cubs, led by the likes of Brad Snyder, Starlin Castro, and Dawin Barney, are playing some pretty darn good baseball thses days.

Speaking of good baseball, let's have a Mike Quade update:

HOUSTON -- Mike Quade has three games left in the 2010 season before the waiting game begins.

The Cubs will pick their next manager before the organizational meetings begin the first week of November, and Quade has moved from longshot to probable favorite in a matter of weeks.

General manager Jim Hendry won't talk about the interview process, and Quade said he doesn't know when his interview with Hendry will take place.

"No I don't, and I really am in a day-to-day mode," he said. "I'll manage here these three days and finish up. I'm in no hurry to leave Chicago. I do want to catch a fish, but I'll be there for several days. I've talked so much about the process, that process will take care of itself, too. I'm flexible as can be.

"When that conversation happens, if anyone needs me, I'm always available, whether I'm in Florida or whether I'm in Chicago. To be honest, I haven't concerned myself with that."

Uh. A couple of things:

He's been coach for something like 35 games. I thought that WAS the interview?

Secondly. .  when exactly is Hendry planning on interviewing all these guys? Oh right, after all the other teams have hired them and there's no one left. How silly of me.

And, in light of our Yankees post yesterday, I bet you guys are wondering how Kerry Wood is enjoying playing for a perennial winner, huh?

The New York Times reports: Yankees reliever Kerry Wood has noticed how dramatically October expectations differ between New York and Chicago.

"The expectations were the same (with the Cubs), but we were dealing with 100 years," Wood said. "Here, you're part of an organization that's won 27 championships. The pressure is year to year, so you're not dealing with the ghosts of everybody else."

Wood has renewed confidence in his curveball after raising his arm slot at the suggestion of the pitching coach Dave Eiland. "If I can be part of a team and contribute to a winning team, then I'm playing baseball for a good reason," Wood said.

We alll have to face the sad reality that, after Sunday, many or our most beloved LOHOers will fly South for the Winter. not to return until next Spring. Let's take this chance to celebrate our togetherness one last time.

Group hug?

Game time: 6:05 pm CT

Channel:  WGN

Pitchers: Big Z (10-6, 3.36) v. J.A. Happ (5-3, 3.00)

Lineup to come. 

Recommended

[?]

Recent Posts

Subscribe

Leave a comment

15 Comments

berselius said:

user-pic

I'm watching a game for the first time in weeks, since this is the last one I'll be able to see. How perfect that Z gets to send things off. He's still my favorite player on the team.

JulieDiCaro said:

user-pic

mine, too.

cadarnell said:

user-pic

in honor of the last two games ... I say to all Cubs fans we should drink ... and then drink again. I prefer good beer, but whatever wets your taste buds LOHOers ... cheers and three cheers for manager Q ...

JulieDiCaro said:

user-pic

I was drunk last night, but I'm willing to take one for the team again tonight.

Let's come up with a drinking game.

berselius said:

user-pic

It's pretty easy - see the Cubs, start drinking heavily

cadarnell said:

user-pic

seems like it should be something related to big Z ... dunno what .. maybe when he Ks someone and when he walks someone and when he bats ... that should be a good amount of drinks ... or shots if that's your thing.

secdelahc said:

user-pic

I'm starting to wonder if there is ever a day when I'm NOT drunk. Tonight, I'll be celebrating the end of the Cubs season and an MSU win over Wisconsin!

berselius said:

user-pic

Booooooooooooooooooooooo

gravedigger said:

user-pic

well, for me the answer is "hahahah, no"

Dmband said:

user-pic

take a drink everytime big Z either:
1) points to the sky
2) yells at no one in particular after getting out of an inning.

secdelahc said:

user-pic

Lineup:

Baker 2B
Castro SS
Byrd CF
Ramirez 3B
Nady 1B
Soriano LF
Hoffpauir RF
Hill C
Zambrano P

JulieDiCaro said:

user-pic

it's going to take a lot to keep me awake for this whole game. : s

sloan peterson said:

default userpic local-auth auth-type-mt

Was this game really on WGN? I changed around and got stuck with dodgers...

secdelahc said:

user-pic

Someone explain to me why we couldn't play like this all season? 8-0 Cubs with a Rami grand slam!

gravedigger said:

user-pic

who do we play in the playoffs

Leave a Comment?

Some HTML is permitted: a, strong, em

What your comment will look like:

said:

what will you say?

Most Active Pages Right Now

ChicagoNow.com on Facebook

A League of Her Own on Facebook

A League of Her Own - A Chicago Cubs Blog on Facebook