Monday, May 29, 2006

Cubs Are So Bad It's Humorous

The Cubs were swept by the Braves over the weekend, but on the bright side, at least they're offering some fine comic relief.

Friday - Carlos Zambrano loses a no-hitter in the seventh when Jaque Jones drops routine fly to right field. (I still don't know how this wasn't ruled an error, by the way.) Cubs lose in the ninth on a "two-run sacrifice fly" when Neifi Perez makes two errors on the relay.

Saturday - Lose 2-1 on a bad relay throw. Again.

Sunday - Lose 13-12 in 11 innings when Aramis Ramirez is hit on the noggin on a routine pop-up. Cubs give up eight home runs. Eight.

Cubs are 5-21 in May.

Kerry Wood is supposedly having more shoulder pain.

Cubs fans, I'm not doing this to make fun of your team. But I've been following Chicago baseball for a long time, and as bad as they usually are, this is the most comically awful I can remember the Cubs being. Sure, they normally lose more than they win, but I can't remember a pure Keystone Cops stretch like this. I'm actually following the North Siders a bit more than usual just for shits and giggles. This is like a movie about a really, really bad baseball team. You can't make this stuff up.

By the way, Wrigley Field had its largest crowds since 1978 each of the last two days. Business as usual.


Blogger Bill-DC said...

How much longer will the Lizard be manager of those sad sacks?

10:46 AM  
Blogger UnknownColumn said...

That's a big topic of discussion at the moment. I guess it's hard to blame a guy without Derrek Lee, Mark Prior, and Kerry Wood. But, yeah, he does seem a like a sad sack these days.

The Lizard? Where is that from? I've never heard that nickname before.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Bill-DC said...

I think I heard Jim Rome call Dusty Baker "The Lizard" but I could be wrong. Rome's been out of the DC area for a couple years.

6:08 PM  

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