Browsing posts from August, 2009
I hope Micah Hoffpauir doesn’t read this post.
The poor guy just set the career record for most RBI with Triple-A Iowa–a dubious achievement for any minor leaguer–and here I am making light of it.
In six seasons with Iowa Hoffpauir has played 371 games, made 1,478 plate appearances and knocked in the record setting 282 RBI, which surpasses the mark previously held by Joe Hicks.
Take a guess at Aramis’ batting average during the past month.
I bet you’ll end up on the light side.
In his past 27 games Ramirez is hitting .365, which also includes 19 runs scored, nine doubles, six home runs, a triple, and 27 RBI.
The Cubs should trade Rich Harden and Aaron Heilman.
Both were claimed off waivers: the Twins reportedly setting their sites set on Harden, the Giants eyeing Heilman.
Chicago hasn’t had a break this good all month!
Some thoughts from high atop the Skybox on Sheffield.
I haven’t seen Wrigley’s seats this empty on a game day in more than three years.
The official attendance for Thursday’s game is listed at 35,174. That must be tickets paid or they’re now counting passengers on the Red Line.
Large sections of the upper deck were empty, especially down the left field line.
For certain, the weather was poor: overcast, rainy and a bit chilly, but empty seats, c’mon. This had to be the smallest crowd all season.
I’m not saying unfilled seats are a bad thing, either. What better way to show our frustrations and disappointments than by boycotting the ol’ ballyard?
The irony is laughable.
Milton Bradley isn’t feeling the love from Cubbie fans, saying he’s been uncomfortable playing at Wrigley all year.
This from a man who’s single handedly built a reputation of making cities, fan bases, and teammates in general, feel uncomfortable.
There’s a reason Bradley has changed teams as often as we change our socks, and it has nothing to do with Bradley the baseball player–the guy’s just not likeable.
I had my fill two-fold Tuesday night.
Bella Luna Cafe, one of my favorite hangouts, offered up the perfect chaser to Big Z’s and Aaron Heilman’s ghastly performances: linguini and mussels covered in a spicy marinara sauce, yum!
The Cubs were cooked, of course, before dinner was served. And my dish couldn’t have tasted any better unless garnished with Aaron Heilman’s meatball to Elijah Dukes.
The 2007 Rockies posted a 20-8 mark in September, won 14 of its last 15 games, including 11 in a row, and overcame a 6-game deficit in the Wild Card standings to force a one-game playoff against the Padres.
Colorado‘s run was the fifth greatest comeback in MLB history, and that’s pretty much what the Cubs have to do to reach the postseason this year.
Lou says he’s playing his veterans down the stretch.
The skipper believing this gives his club its best chance at postseason baseball.
What doesn’t seem to matter is that over the course of five months these same veteran players have also dug themselves an eight-game hole in the division.
Some lineup, eh?
Lots of places to find authentic burritos in Chicago, but I still prefer Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Chicken with black beans, corn, salsa, hot sauce and guacamole (yes, I know it cost extra) is how I roll.
Trying to eat the whole thing without spilling a single drop is a weird habit of mine, and it’s not often that I pull it off.
Tonight I gobbled one down to about the last three bites before it completely fell apart–call it a four napkin cleanup.
That burrito was looking a lot like the Cubs this season: plenty of good stuff on the inside, but a real mess towards the end.
Here you go Ricketts Family, she’s all yours.
What a way to celebrate new ownership: one freakin’ hit Friday night. Whoopee.
Heck, the opposing pitcher had the game-winning hit for goodness sake, a double scoring two unearned runs.
Besides the Dodgers completing a sweep, can this 1-4 road trip get any worse?