Posts Tagged "st. louis cardinals"

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?



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Oh how humiliating

Oh how humiliating

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 in Featured, MLB

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!”

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Genius loves to banter

Genius loves to banter

Posted on Apr 8, 2011 in Featured, MLB

Nobody, it would seem, is better equipped to spar with the media after games than The Genius in St. Louis.  Tony LaRussa is a bona fide lawyer.  The man studied how to argue.  And so, you’d expect that he’d enjoy the give and take that you get in a postgame press conference.

When you factor in that the St. Louis media are such lapdogs that Tony, the noted animal lover that he is, has seen to it that each of them be spayed or neutered, what problem could there be?

After the Cardinals dropped their second straight home series of the season (they’ve gone 2-4 so far against the mighty Padres and Pissburgh) Tony was in no mood to talk about the dismal offense of his club (they have yet to score more than three runs in a game).

Check out how after the first question he hopes it’s the only one he’s going to get and tries to leave.

The video doesn’t get really good until around 3:50, when he starts to lose his shit about the lack of offense, and tries to remember who plays second base and shortstop for him.


(hat-tip to longtime Intrepid Reader Doug S.)

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