Worst Cub of the Decade?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Worst Cub of the Decade?

. Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I don't know what is more disturbing: the pile of suck that Todd Hundley was or the he/she cheering him on

For this week's poll, Worst Cub of the Decade, I decided to write a little bit about each of these people that have brought pain and misery to all of our respective lives. Certainly we can all think of bad players on our beloved over the past 8 years, but here is a sampling. Choose carefully, my friends.

Todd Hundley

This deal was so hyped up at the time - Hundley playing for his Dad's team, stability behind the plate. He proceeded to suck more than suck. His first year, a remarkable .187 batting average. That's lower than Michael J. Fox would hit on a trampoline. And of course - never forget the time he gave all of the Cubs fans the middle finger while rounding third base after hitting a home run. Todd Hundley. What a douche.

Hee-Seop Choi

Just throwing it out there as another one of these "next big thing" guys. I think the only big thing about him is the bump on his head from getting concussions. In 2003 - a stunning .218 average. Keep in mind, this was a huge prospect for us. It was all little John and Steve would talk about. Just like communism in his home country, what a bust.

Alex Gonzalez

Let's face it, ruining your favorite teams chances of a potential World Series is bound to sting some life-long fans (see Bill Buckner). As we have alluded to before, this man is responsible for us not getting out of the Bartman inning. I will never forget the ball going through his legs as the Marlins crushed my dreams. Frankly, it pisses me off just writing about this.

Mark Prior

Now you can blame Dusty on ruining his arm, or freak injuries on killing his promise. The main reason for his inclusion on my short-list is the him being an asshole to the Cubs after all the breaks we had given him. After his 2006 season - one with a 1-6 record and a 7.21 ERA - he proceeded to ask for a raise from $3.65 million (?!?!) to $3.875 million(?!?!?!?!?!). This man should be tried for extortion. I would have been happy to give him the money in an incentive-based deal (hell, it didn't even have to be wins - give him $250,000 per start), but he wanted it all guaranteed. It is unbelievable that his agent could keep a straight face in those talks.