Game 66 Thread/Padres @ Cubs (#1 of 3)

Game Chat Ted Lilly (4-4, 3.96) v. David Wells (3-3, 4.76) After taking the Mariners two out of three, the Cubs have climbed to within five games of .500. It’s hardly the sort of accomplishment Cub fans dreamed of this past off-season, but still, it’s the first time the team has been this close to breakeven since May 28th. This will be Lilly's first start since umpire Jim Wolf read his mind, saw dark intentions and tossed him, just two outs into the bottom of the first inning in Atlanta. The Padres, who ended a season-high, four-game losing streak on Wednesday, lead the season series 3-2. The teams split a pair at Wrigley back in mid-April. On a personal note, I will attending today’s game in lower deck seats along the third-base line. I’ll be the middle-aged white guy seated with three other middle-aged white guys. See if you can spot me.


Hey..there he is!!!! Right next to the drunk guy in the "Cuck the Fardinals" shirt.

You will stick out like a sore thumb.

Could be a long day if Lilly keeps this up.

I blame Michael Barret for leaving the bases loaded.

Koyie Hill would have hit a bases clearing double

I do blame Barrett for swinging at the first pitch.

Did Barrett get doubled off?

Game day showing Soriano flied out to center.

"I do blame Barrett for swinging at the first pitch."


This is what happens when I make fun of Hiram Boccachica.

Sorry, guys. My bad.

Boccachica? Make mine a grande, non-fat.

was lee's ball a homer? what happened?

were there two different bleacher interference's today??

HOLY STEVE BARTMAN, im so glad they got throw out of the park the POS

two bleacher interferences both hurting the cubs...

I swear Len and Bob must be wondering what is it with the Cubs... because it's always something. We must have more interesting things happen than any other team in the major leagues.

What happened, for those of us stuck in our cubicles?

Didn't somebody tell Fontenot about the new steroids policy?

One guy looked to deflect a possible home run from Lee giving him only a double

the 2nd reached over the fence and prevented Floyd from catching the ball and letting the runner at 2nd from scoring. Floyd very easily couldve caught the ball

A statue is not enough-

Wrigley PA announcer-

"Welcome your 2007 Fontenot Cubs!!"

and a non-interference event (finally) letting the Fontenot HR land in the basket...and a nice one hop glove catch by the bleacherite.

The problem is the other two boobs couldn't catch.

Soriano's had no chance for the fans to screw it up.

They reached over the basket??

What were the fans 8 feet tall?

Accoring to GameDay, Soriano's HR must have crashed clear through one building across Waveland and in through a window of the next building...

the first was near the indent of the wall and its pretty easy to reach there

he got up on top of the bench and reached over for the floyd screw up

the DLee double had the fan reach quite a long way as the ball was right at the spot where the basket curves into the well area. One replay clearly showed his glove reaching over the basket when the ball made contact so it would have been a double...but it he had caught the ball it might have looked like a HR.

the Floyd/A. Gonzalez play was more like the Bartman interference as the ball wasn't a HR but might have hit high off the wall if the fan didn't reach over the basket and deflect it. It was hard to see what the deflection did to the balls real course and quite possibly Floyd might have caught it. Fortunately, Gonzalez didn't score from 3rd. Still I think it might have been considered fan interference...interestingly that it looked like the security person took the fan away. He's probably been taken to the storage area from the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Packed in Box 422346.

Thanks Kevin.

Fontenot is French for "Thunder in the Stick"

if he had caught the ball...

thanks cubster.

"Theriot to Fontenot to Lee"... not quite as catchy as "Tinkers to Evers to Chance", but I'm enjoying it.

Re: Marcus Giles, from Yahoo! Box Score notes:


Flu-like symptoms? I'm sure his brother is tending to him.

Oh god... come on CT, this isn't parachat. :)

Oh, Cub's win, btw. Yay. Fontenot with 3 RBIs. OPS well over 1.000. Amazing.

On The Score the other day they kept callin Theriot and Fontenot "The French Connection"

A gem from the well-rested Mr. Lilly.

Still pissed Lilly didn't go the distance.

can we call them the "Cajun Connection" instead?

No, French connection. My brothers Marseilles are driving Les Bleus to victory!

I like Cajun Combo, but it sounds like a meal at Popeyes Chicken.

Fontenot = Jr. Chase

LOL on the Cajun Combo comment!!!

the Floyd/A. Gonzalez play was more like the Bartman interference as the ball wasn’t a HR but might have hit high off the wall if the fan didn’t reach over the basket and deflect it.

Bartman didn't interfere.

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