Chicago Cubs ramblings on the way to a 100 loss season



After a week off, thanks to life getting in the way of a good rant, Ramblings are back and better than ever.  Well, hopefully these are at least decent.  Basically, I just hope you enjoy them a little bit.  Or more.

So let’s go …

·      If Wrigley is a hitter’s park, how would one describe the Ballpark at Arlington?


·      Can the Cubs play the Astros 162 times?  I would be so excited about October baseball if that were possible!


·      In 2006 the Cubs just kept throwing any old arm out there, and I thought it really couldn’t get worse than this.  How I long for Juan Mateo and Ryan O’Malley!


·      Everyone has a friend or two that is a degenerate gambler.  I have eight.  They bet on the Little League World Series.


·      In no way am I one of those eight.  Never.


·      I have attended six Cubs Conventions and have heard Oneri Fleita speak at just about everyone of them.  I always liked him.  He was informed and smooth.  The moves this week reaffirm that results matter.  He just didn’t produce the needed results.


·      If you disagree, please tell me why.  I am more than open-minded, but I just don’t see it.


·      While many may disagree, the Cubs don’t owe their fans a competitive team the second-half of a horrible season.  They owe their fans a plan to win the World Series.  If they lose 100 games two years in a row, I do not care.  I care if they win a World Series.


·      Who is the Cubs hitting coach?  Do the Cubs have the hitting coach?  I am being serious.  Or maybe they do not to continue their quest to ruin the best player on the team.


·      Right?  That is what every team tries to do.  They try to ruin their best player and make him horrible.  I feel bad Castro is being treated this well.


·      I know it is hard to tell sometimes, but the last two bullets are sarcasm.  Thick, thick sarcasm.


·      Remember when the Sean Marshall trade was horrible?  Well, to some at least.


·      Yes, I am trying to generate conversation, or start arguments.  There is not all that much to discuss, and the Cubs do not play until 6:00 CST Friday night.


·      Darwin Barney set the Franchise record for errorless games in a row breaking Ryno’s record.  And he could not have done so more quietly if he tried.


·      Chris Volstad, please meet Anthony Young.  Mr. Young, this is Chris.


·      Let Vitters play everyday.  Please, dear everything, play him everyday.  He has a history of adjusting slowly to a new level.  There is no reason not to play him everyday.


·      And hopefully that thought can prove that I am not a blind McThoyer lover!


·      What I am about to say is going to be torn apart … and I am okay with that.  However, I am really not sure how Crane Kenney is responsible for anything on the field.  He never made a single personnel decision … ever.


·      Please do not take that as defending Crane Kenney.  I am not.  I just don’t get why he is blamed.  He has always been a businessman, not a baseball man.


·      Per David Kaplan’s tweet, the Ricketts have eaten approximately $50 million in salaries.  Calling them cheap is ignorant, uninformed and just plain dumb.


Well, there you go.  I put myself out there to get torn from limb to limb.  I think I would rather be tarred, feathered, drawn and quartered when this verbal attack is over.  Obviously, I am kidding about that.  Right now plenty is going on with this team.  All thoughts and feelings are fair.  No one is wrong; it is just their opinion.


So, let’s hear them all and have a great, fair and respectful discussion.


And until next time …


Stay Classy Cubs Fans!!

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