Browsing posts from July, 2009
Sucks to be Kevin Hart today.
The former Cub is officially playing for the armpit of Major League baseball.
‘Pride. Passion. Pittsburgh Pirates’ is the headline on the club’s official web site.
They should be sued for fraud and ordered to change the header to Price. Pathetic. Pittsburgh Cheapskates.
In two days the Buccos have further depleted its entire 25-man roster to just three remaining position players from Opening Day. I don’t care what anyone says, that’s bad for baseball.
Venice Beach, Florida is the shark tooth capitol of the world.
More importantly, it’s also my vacation spot through the weekend–so take note of the shorter posts!
Don’t have any idea why so many shark teeth are found here, but the locals sell shark tooth necklaces faster than they can make them.
They say wearing the necklaces brings you good luck. Would’ve liked to try them out about a month ago with this Cubs lineup.
Not even the well seasoned Lou has ever seen a baseball disappear into a pitcher’s uniform.
Fukudome’s fifth inning shot that bounced into the jersey of Houston pitcher Jeff Fulchino, ruled a base hit, was a first for Kosuke too.
I’ve seen it first hand, however, twice for that matter and in the same game, nonetheless!
Game winning hits don’t come any sweeter than Soriano’s walk-off slam!
Thanks to JustGreatTickets.com I took the excitement in from the Field Box level this evening.
The offense wasn’t big time, but the home runs were spectacular.
El Caballo’s blast landed over the batter’s eye, D-Lee’s shot ended up on Waveland and Soriano’s slam reached Sosa territory!
It’s rather amazing you see that kind of power three times in one night at Wrigley!
Alfonso is red hot this month. He’s rebounded from a .198 average in June to a .342 clip in July, including his current 10-game hitting streak.
This was the pitcher the Cubs traded for a year ago.
The Rich Harden who’s capable of setting down 16 straight batters with ease.
The Cubs needed this sweep of a down-and-out Reds club, and Harden delivered a gem!
What I equally love is Harden dismissing his home and away splits as ‘ridiculous.’
The numbers don’t always tell the whole story, as is the case this season with Rich, so why dwell on them?
Aramis is showing just how much one player can make a difference.
In 14 games since his return from the DL he’s 15-for-54 (.277) with three home runs and nine RBI, and doesn’t appear to be playing at full health yet, either.
Best of all, Ramirez’s hot-stick is relieving pressure off Derek Lee and Milton Bradley.
With Aramis back in the order the Cubs 3-4-5 hitters are a combined 16-for-32 (.500) with four home runs, 10 runs scored and 13 RBI in the last three games. Sweet!
And look what Soriano is doing from the sixth hole. He’s strung together an eight-game hitting streak going 14-for-32 (.437) with a couple of jacks.
I’m glad we can all laugh at Aaron Harang’s three-run tater.
The guy is probably the worst hitting pitcher in the NL, and there’s little doubt Wells won’t live it down for awhile!
The Cubs could use a good laugh, however, with the Cards adding Matt Holliday earlier in the afternoon.
St. Louis is looking scary good with its newest additions of Julio Lugo and Holliday. Not to mention, Troy Glaus is nearing a return to the lineup as well.
Those moves now return the pressure back on the Cubs, and this begs the question whether Chicago needs to add another bat before July 31.
Here are some pics from my yearly trip on the Wrigley Field Tour!
Tickets are $25 apiece and well worth the money.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Billy Joel and Elton John Face to Face at Wrigley.
What a magical evening: two legends playing the hits for three plus hours!
Loved Elton’s eight minute version of Rocket Man!
Billy then capped the encore with Piano Man. Awesome!
Check out the pics below.
The lack of run scoring just doesn’t make any sense.
Since June the Cubs have improved its average 38-points entering Wednesday’s game.
Yet, they’ve scored a meek two runs in two games against Philly.
With all the pop in this order there’s no excuse for the amount of quality starts wasted. And if it hasn’t come back to bite the Cubs just yet, it certainly will.