The Cubs have now beaten two of the game’s most pitiable teams five times in a row. Even though our favorite team has hardly been a juggernaut this season, since the now 9-22 Nationals came to town Friday, I felt like I was like rooting for the bully to steal the innocent kid’s lunch money.
It’s fun to be on the side of the bully sometimes.
With another innocent kid coming to town on Tuesday, lunch money in hand, the prospects of the Cubs extending their win streak to six, seven or eight appear good.
Sadly, the schedule gets more challenging after the Pirates leave Wrigley, with three games in Philadelphia, four games at Shea and three games against the White Sox in the Cubs’ future.
According to the MLB RPI Rankings at espn.com
–which weigh the quality of a team’s opposition–the Cubs currently rank 16th in the Major Leagues, 14 spots behind the division-leading Brewers. The series against the Mets and White Sox will give the Cubs the opportunity to move up.
In the meantime, let’s concentrate on stealing a little more lunch money.