So last night I was at Wrigley Field to witness my beloved Cubs blast the Brewers by a final score of 19-5. Great game and sure, the Cubbies hit a few home runs, but this ain’t your grandpa’s Cubs team.
These “new look” Cubs of 2008 play baseball the way that I’ve been hoping they would for years. They take pitches, they take walks, and they aren’t constantly swinging for the fences. All that leads to a hella high team OBP and a lotta runs scored. But then came this afternoon’s game and the return of Alphonso “The Selfish One” Soriano.
Why is Soriano batting in the lead off spot? Especially when you’ve got Reed Johnson, Ryan Theriot, or even Ronny Cedeno who could do that job better than Soriano. Lou doesn’t have a good answer for that one.
I know I’m rambling here, but I’ve got baseball on the brain. Kerry Wood blew it this afternoon and it drives me crazy. Carlos Marmol needs to be the closer. Ok. Here are some Cubs tunes.
MP3 | Steve Goodman – Go Cubs Go
MP3 | The Mountain Goats – Cubs In Five
MP3 | The Brothers Defino – WGN Radio Cubs Theme
MP3 | John Fogerty – Centerfield
MP3 | Steve Goodman – A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Wish
MP3 | Cubs Singers – Hey Hey Holy Mackeral
MP3 | Harry Caray – Take Me Out To The Ball Game