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I never forgave this hard team for ing a 3-1 game lead against the Marlins and trying to blame it on Bartman.Every year I have to listen to my friends why I should support this team,blah,blah,blah. They are the Keystone Kops imho. They lose like a little league team. The worst pitching staff for 12 yrs in a row in MLB.What a joke. Soriano? Really,don't even get me started. Zambrano is and was a effen joke. This is their #2 starter.
Cubs starter Paul Maholm (0-2) surrendered six runs in four innings. The left-hander is 0-7 with a 7.03 ERA in nine starts since his last win on July 10, 2011 against the Cubs when he was with Pittsburgh.
There has been a noticeable increase in the amount of tickets available to this years games on the regular market. When I got here 5 years ago it was a very tough ticket. I don't think Opening Day sold out this year (there were plenty of tickets available morning of on the website) and it was a pretty nice day albeit chilly and windy. (I passed).
I'm hoping they really stink so that I can enjoy a few games in much less crowded bleachers (like say when the Marlins come to town on a weekday afternoon). Only reason I avoid the bleachers now is because they cram themselves in like sardines 2 hours before game time as I think it's general admission out there.
But, if one could stretch out a little bit, I can see that this might be one of the best live experiences in baseball.
Chicago is a really great baseball town when the teams are winning. Toss-up as to which team I prefer but think I lean slightly more towards the Sox as the fan base is a little more my style, i.e. regular folk.
Here, have some fun reading the Cubs message board. Pretty good these days what with all the whining:
http://www.forums.mlb.com/n/pfx/forum.a ... ag=ml-cubs
FYI, if you are into the internet message board thing almost all of the clubs have one; just go the website of your favorite team.
It's kinda interesting how the early days of the Rays board were a ghost town but now has become a more populous place.
In the last 10-12 years Wrigley has turned into a yuppie convention. The bleachers still have all the die hards but the true Cub fan(s) are fed up no doubt.
The Cubs are buying up the surrounding blocks with the intent to turn it into a smaller version of LA Live. I have had some wonderful times at the surrounding bars across from Wrigley. I'm just a bit worried its going to turn into a high price ticket even in the upper sections. Similar to Yankee Stadium.Hopefully they'll keep a reasonable price ticket in the ballpark.The reason they sell out the joint is its a very small ballpark. I doubt they would sell out 56K seats against the Padres on a Wed afternoon.
Fredo, Fredo, Fredo,
Do me a favor.
Never, EVER, say your team sucks.
I've been through the mill rooting for Iman's and Betnags' Dodgers, through thick and was so disguste sometimes in the past two years I couldn't stand it....but I never gave up rooting for them.
You ever hear CK say Optimizer sucks?
Well then don't say the Cubs suck.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
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