Cubs Crush Commies!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cubs Crush Commies!

. Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The battle against pussies extended to the field crew (sorry Mom! it means cats!)

Let's get this part out of the way.  Everyone will certainly be talking about the cat attack that occurred during the game (as evidenced by the bar we were at: only about 6 people payed regular attention to action in the game; the 40 seconds the cat was on the screen, no one could think about anything else).  Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the black cat a la the 1969 Cubs, which began the demise of the Cubs against the Mets.  Let's hope this isn't an omen, and that PETA lays off (To be fair, that damn cat was hissing.  I was once put in charge of cat-sitting for a weekend.  That began a comedy of errors: first, I broke the key off in the door trying to get in; this led to my friend having to call the landlord, who had to meet me on Thanksgiving day to let me in to the apartment through the back door so I could feed the cat.  I searched all over the damn apartment, and couldn't find her.  Then, I decided to look under the bed.  I lifted up the bed skirt, and all I saw were two demon-yellow eyes staring back at me.  I tried to get her out.  All she did was hiss and try to claw me.  In conclusion, that field crew man is a hero.)

Brandon Phillips definitely doesn't understand the rules of Leap Frog

On to the game.  Is it a sad notion that whenever Rich Harden pitches, regardless of the outcome I am relieved when he finishes his start uninjured?  It almost seems like a bonus when he gives a solid effort.  Today, he went an as-much-as-you-can-expect 6 innings, striking out 8 and allowing 2 runs.  All in all, its pretty much an what you would call an ideal outing from Harden.  

No one said forming a human "J" was easy; even these professionals can't quite nail it

Offensively it was a pretty solid game for the Cubs, scoring 7 runs off of 9 hits.  Micah Hoffpauir got his first home run of the season, and Fukudome continued his solid start with 2 RBIs.  One thing I notice this year is that people are much more reluctant to accept Fukudome as a solid everyday player.  I know we saw a fast start from him last year, but you can't get find fault with his stat line today: 2-2, 2 walks, 2 RBIs.  

Like me playing MLB '98 on N64 with the auto-defense off

With the win, it maintains our lead in 1st place in the NL Central against the Cards, though it is a percentage point lead. More importantly, I love beating the Reds.  After dating someone from the greater (relatively) Cincinnati area, and having to watch Adam Dunn somehow crush us over the years, I hate losing to them.  Add that to Dusty Baker, who I single-handedly blame for ruining the Cubs starters, its a good win.  

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Game 2 sees Lilly against Johnny Cueto.  While, despite the wishes of TLFC, we were hoping to see Harden, we like our chances and hope to witness yet another stop on the way to Cy Young station.


Anonymous said...

i hate this entry.

John said...


Official Ted Lilly Fan Club said...

Sorry, Anonymous, but we love this entry.

KD said...

Your cat story had me laughing out loud....LOVE it! Reminds me of the time my old cat cornered my mom and aunt in the bathroom screetching and hissing at them...they feared for their lives that day.....

J.J. said...

I love the "more bars" image! I hate that groundskeeper though. I'm sure the cat wouldn't have hissed quite as much if that a-hole didn't pick it up by the tail!

Steve said...

KD - humorous now perhaps, but i feared for my life that ol' demon eyes was going to claw off my face.

JJ - to be fair, the tail pick-up was after the hiss. just saying. cats are scary.

Lauralee said...

LOL, this is a good one!