Thursday, December 01, 2005
Monday, June 27, 2005
No, I'm not dead.
Friday, August 06, 2004
I know I don't post much anymore, but anytime the major leagues worst player, and official "Eat at Joe's mascot", Gabor Paul Bako II, busts out with a 2 hit and 2 RBI game, I know I need to throw something up here.
What's most surprising about this is that it wasn't against the Reds.
After not getting an RBI the entire month of July, Bako raised his batting average to a robust .198 and his RBI total to an amazing 6. He'll get another start (probably) Saturday when Maddux pitches against Jason Schmidt. Bako is 3-11 lifetime against Schmidt with 3 RBI.
Bako is still looking for his first career Cubs home run, but I anticipate great things for this young man.
That Nomar trade seems to be working out nicely doesn't it?
Let's look at another picture of the guy just for the hell of it!
Saturday, July 31, 2004
The new guy's probably an upgrade.
Monday, July 19, 2004
I've got an idea. Let's send a guy home with no outs that was out for two weeks with a groin pull.
What an absolute genius decision!
Wild Card, here we come (maybe).
Thursday, July 08, 2004
And that's all I have to say about that.
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Apparently, after watching Alou and Korey (only 1 K now, instead of 3), The Beege thought he'd make a stellar defensive play of his own.
The Cubs may have been lucky to win this game, but they'll take it. The Astros improve to 1-3 with Carlos Beltran. Hey Astros, maybe you can flip Beltran for some bullpen prospects!
With the win, and another Cardinals loss (to the vaunted Battlin' Buccos), the lead is now down to 3.5 games.
Todd Hollandsworth may or may not go on the DL. He's on crutches for Christ's sake. Just put him on there and hopefully he'll be back next Friday.
Of course, Hollandsworth's absence kinda puts a dent in the 'ol "best bench ever in the history of the sport." (Right, Chip?).
The Cubs pinch hitting this year:
28-103 (.272), .306 OBP, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 6 BB
Todd Hollandsworth pinch hitting this year:
9-16 (.583), .611 OBP, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB
So, the rest of the pinch hitters:
19-87 (.218), 2 HR (Barrett PH Grand Slam and Gonzo) 10 RBI, 4 BB
But when your "bench" on a good day is Walker (2-8 pinch-hitting, 4 K) or Grudz, Ramon (2-8, 4 K's) or Rey (0-1), Macias (5-22, 2 RBI, 1 walk in 10 months), Goodwin (4-18, 1 RBI, but nice one yesterday) and Bako (0-2), it's not exactly one that should strike fear in the hearts of opposing managers. And whatever generic rookie they bring up (Dubois, Kelton, etc.) isn't going to make a difference because they're never going to play. So really, it's Hollandsworth that has been otherworldly off the bench, and the others have been much less-than-worldly. The conclusion, is of course, Chip is an idiot.