It’s a tradition unlike any other. It seems like every fall baseball gets ruined for me. I love baseball, it’s my favorite sport. I think it would have to be for me to devote as much time as I do to the Cubs. But for going on 15 years now I just don’t watch any playoff games involving the St. Louis Cardinals. When I say I don’t watch them, I mean just that. I don’t watch the games. I’ll watch any other playoff game. The Rockies-Diamondbacks? Nobody cared, but I watched.
I realize I’ve missed some pretty famous things. The Red Sox apparently won a World Series in 2004 and last year. I guess they did. I saw them win in 2007, so I know they did that.
After another fun time at the old ballpark gagging away a lead to the Cardinals, Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano decided to do something that apparently you just can’t do.
He told the truth.
He wasn’t ranting and raving like a lunatic, he was standing in front of his locker relatively calmly saying everything that everybody who watched Sunday’s game…and the 56 games before it, already knows.
Hey, where did the rest of this go?
Well, it’s become my debut article for SB Nation Chicago. It still exists, it’s just “there” now. I’ll be writing about our exciting Cubs there from time to time, and instead of running this column in two places today, just go over there and read it, OK?
After a promising start to a weekend series up in Wisconsin, the Cubs outdid themselves on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, Matt Garza gave up eight more hits (only 20 allowed in two starts so far–awesome) and the Cubs didn’t bother to score. But then, how are you expected to do anything against the mighty Narveson?
The highlight of the game came in the eighth, when Carlos Gomez of the Brewers decided to celebrate a rare feat for him–successfully reaching base–by stealing second and third with a five run lead.
But, to make matters even better, when he stole second base, Starlin Castro tried to do a sweep tag and instead did this:
Holy shit, that has to hurt. Keep your eye on the ball, Starlin, not your bicuspids.
That had to be the most humiliating thing that happened to any player this weekend, right?
(Cue Juan Pierre, and “Yakety Sax”)
Juan’s sterling defensive play continues to impress, even after all of these years. That gift led to the Rays actually winning their only game of the season so far.
But Juan, and Starlin, you boys are off the hook.
Check out Colby Rasmus:
Somewhere, Brant Brown is running around the trailer park gloating, “At least I lost mine in the SUN!”