Monthly Archives: August 2009
by Andy Paschen
Ah, Milton Bradley, you poor sonofabitch. You signed with the Cubs what seems like an eternity ago, and the fans were excited that somehow your on-base percentage would be the missing link to that shiny ring.
Well. That didn’t quite go according to plan. Continue reading
I could spout off angrily about the Brewers getting swept by the Pirates, coming back strong to defeat the Nationals 3 of 4, and taking that momentum all the way to the bank in Milwaukee. Of course, they left it at the bank and got swept by the Reds at Miller Park this week, so we won’t talk about that anymore. The Crew is now 61-66 and, for all intensive purposes, donezo.
So instead we’re going to discuss the NL Rookie of the Year race, with 95% of the discussion centered around NL Central players and a line or two about the rest of the schmucks in the league.
It’s official: the season is over. “Wait ’til next year” is here. Sorry Cubs fans, but there just isn’t anyway around it. The Cubs are seven games back of the Cardinals and six-point-five back from the Wild Card lead. It’s not unheard of for a team to charge back, especially since there are around 40 games left in the season, but the Cubs are not one of those teams. This season has been a waste, one that can be summed up in three words: injuries, bad offfense.
Here’s the real kicker, when you watch the 2009 Cubs limp to the finish line and take an early vacation, only to watch their division rivals try and add another World Series banner to their outfield, understand that you are essentially watching the 2010 Cubs as well. Continue reading