Sunday, May 4, 2008
"Is very bad to steal Jobu's rum; is very bad."
These words were uttered by Pedro Ceranno in the movie Major League. Obviously, I am upset at the outcome of this weekend's Cubs/Cards series. The Cards took 2 of 3 from the Cubs, winning both of their games by a score of 5-3. The bright spot of the weekend was the Cubs' 9-3 win on Saturday. So, why do I bring up the topic of Jobu's rum? It's because I think this applies to Alfonso Soriano. Cerrano...Soriano...practically the same. Soriano must have stolen Jobu's rum. In game 3 of this series, Soriano had to work out of an 0-2 hole on practically every at-bat. He came into this game hitting .167! I blame part of the series loss on Soriano (i.e. the missed routine catch in game 1 that went for a ground rule double). Soriano can hit straightball very much. This was evident in the top of the ninth on Friday. Other than that, Soriano might as well step into the batter's box with an 0-2 count. It would save time. Alfonso, please give back Jobu's rum.