The Good, The Bad, The Ugly--July 16th

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly--July 16th
Anthony Rizzo has been everything Cubs fans hoped he'd be.

Get ready for another HOT week, Chicago.  In the meantime, let's take a look back at the sports weekend.

The Good

Believe it or not, the Cubs have won 12 of their last 16 ballgames.  A big reason has been Anthony Rizzo.  It's actually been the best case scenario for the Cubs.  They brought up Rizzo, and he made an impact right away.  Not only did he make an impact, but the Cubs are winning.  Through 15 games, including yesterday's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks, Rizzo's slash line is .356/.377/.627 and his OPS is 1.004.  Small sample size, yes, but he's given Cubs fans a big reason to be optimistic.  It will be interesting to see what happens the rest of the season as teams scout him and find the holes.  If Bryan LaHair's season is any indication of how Rizzo might adjust, good things are to come for the Cubs' new first baseman.

The Bad

Jay Cutler visited with Len and Bob in the Cubs' broadcast booth on Saturday and "sang" the 7th Inning Stretch.  It has to be one of the worst of all time.  I'll let you decide for yourself: http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/07/14/jay-cutlers-rendition-of-take-me-out-to-the-ballgame-was-fairly-horrible/

It's a good thing he's paid to throw the football, not sing at baseball games.

The Ugly

Another couple of athletes were arrested over the weekend.  Jason Kidd drove his car into a telephone pole and was arrested for DWI.  Apparently he was carried out of a nightclub because he was so drunk and crashed his car about an hour later.  Also, the Broncos' Elvis Dumervil was arrested on felony aggravated assault with a firearm charges when he threatened someone who cut him off in his Land Rover the other night.  I'm just glad that none of the Chicago teams have to deal with this issue.

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