Tuesday, September 9, 2008


The way I see it, the Cubs can only go up from here. The baby bears have lost 8 of their last 7. That's not good. The most recent heart-breaking, gut-wrenching, soul-crushing, mind-blowing loss was a game tonight against the Cardinals. Unfortunately, I got to see this monumental loss in person. One bad pitch to Pujols put the Cards back in the game. That's not the frustrating part. Let me set the stage. Runners on second and third with one out. Caesar Izturis steps to the plate. Izturis takes this awkward swinging bunt (a swunt that would make Mr. Taguchi shed tears of joy) and Brendan Ryan slides around Soto on the fielder's choice.

I'm not worried about the Cubs and their post season chances. The Cubs have put themselves in good position to play in October. I hate to come back to this point, but I don't think the Cardinals are finished yet. I was an outspoken critic of the Cards at the beginning of the season. I thought they would be lucky to finish in 4th, but I'm not counting them out of the Wild Card.


Anonymous said...

The cubs are finding more ways to lose than Obama.

Captain Awesome said...
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Captain Awesome said...

Eh. I don't like the joke because it could be easily turned around to "The Cubs are finding more ways to lose than McCain." Going along with that are "insert team name here" sports jokes. Example: What is the difference between a Cardinals hot dog and a Cubs hot dog? You can get a Cardinals hot dog in October. Or: You can get a Cubs hot dog in October.

Thumbs-down on the joke.

Runningman said...

Ha, Ha, The Cubs will cruise into the playoffs. I agree however that the Dems are completely flipping out and melting down. I find it hilarious when Obama has to speak off prompter.
Lipstick on a Pig and Stand Up Chuck were some great moments yesterday if your a Repub.

Captain Awesome said...

I would say that yesterday was a good day for the Dems, too. McCain's campaign demanding an apology for the lipstick on a pig comment is awesome. It's like saying, "I took a quote completely out of context and am applying it to someone close to me because she used the word lipstick recently. I am outraged! Apologize now!"

It all in your POV.