Archive for April 2011
From Tom Skilling, via Bleed Cubbie Blue: April 2011 has produced 16 days of measurable rain—55 percent more than normal and the greatest number of measurably rainy April days here in the 50 years since 1961! A scan of Aprils back to 1871 indicates the opening 28 days of the month typically sees 11 measurable... Read more »
Why do we have that sinking feeling in our stomachs? Is it because the Cubs had such a damn good chance to tie it up in the ninth yesterday, but couldn’t quite get it done? Or maybe it’s because James Russell is going to get another freakin’ chance to make an opposing team look like... Read more »
From the Wait ’til this Year Humor Vault INDIANAPOLIS–In a shocking development out of the NBA, Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough died suddenly on Thursday after closing his mouth for the first time in his life. Ever since the start of his successful career at the University of North Carolina, fans, teammates and opponents wondered... Read more »
It’s quite clear that pitching is the main issue for the Cubs thus far. After all, when your Opening Day starter’s ERA is higher than the largest earthquake on record (9.58 ERA vs. 9.5 magnitude), you have a problem. But today, I want to take a look at a specific problem on the offensive side: power.... Read more »
Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune It’s not that the Cubs are inconsistent due to their insistence on losing as many games as they win (another perfect 3-3 this week). Actually, that makes them pretty consistent. But it’s the ways they’re winning and losing that makes it hard to figure them out. Neither Zambrano nor Garza allowed... Read more »
Russell went just four. Bad news since Wells and Cashner are still weeks away.
Garza’s still winless as a Cub, but he looked pretty good on Wednesday. Okay, I don’t actually believe that. But Fuld, little more than a throw-in in the deal for Matt Garza, had easily outperformed Garza through the first couple weeks of the season. The Cubs gave up three top-10 prospects along with catcher Robinson... Read more »
My sister Mandy texted me last night and made a very valid point. There was an event in Saturday’s Cubs game that pretty much requires a blog post, if not a ticker tape parade and a nationally televised speech by Barack Obama. Koyie Fucking Hill got a fucking hit. The end.
From the Wait ’til this Year Humor Vault “WAAAAAA!” cries Jimmy Clausen, who, according to several sources, is terrible at football. NEW YORK–In an unprecedented move, the Carolina Panthers selected a quarterback with each and every one of their eight draft picks. After accomplishing the unthinkable in 2010–somehow managing to make fans long for the... Read more »