TCR Friday Notes
"...a legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed:..."Who's been more oppressed in baseball than Cubs fans? - Of course, if you prefer the Cubs to be lead by an ultra-competitive billionaire with a bit of a crazy streak, there's Mark Cuban. You may have noticed the ad in the right sidebar from TCR Founder Christian Ruzich who's selling the cleverly mocked up Cubs logos that read Cuban at his Spreadshirt store. Support the Revolution! You can also read his musings on life in Harrisburg, PA and whatever else he fancies at his blog, The Dilettante's Dilemma. - A number of fine folks have emailed me over the recent months about their blogs or Cubs articles they've written. I do apologize if I never got back to you and I don't want them to think I was just brushing them off. Life's just been a bit chaotic lately and I just haven't had the time to visit all the fine sites. So I extend a digital olive branch to all those I may not have gotten back to and wanted to briefly mention the following sites. NBX.com - If pictures of attractive women and rants by Dave Stewart are your thing, this is the place for you. They also have a free Fantasy Sportbook you can play which looks interesting. Rob Blackstein - Rob's all over the fantasy landscape, from his own site to Rotoworld to Creative Sports and a few others sprinkled in between. He's emailed links to a few Cubs articles I neglected to get up and we collaborated briefly last year on a newsletter for Creative Sports that I was unfortunately unable to keep up this year. Ted Lilly Fan Club - Nothing like a healthy man-crush on one of your favorite pitchers. You've probably seen TLFC in the comments or the game chats and he scored major bonus points with TCR when he called out Paul Sullivan for dissing us a few weeks ago. Seamless Baseball - I'm just bringing this site up since I'm beating the fantasy guru currently in our H2H MVN roto league. Suck it, loser! But Derek Nelson (who happens to be a Cubs fan) does a fantastic job over there along with his partner, Edwin Van Bibber-Orr. And don't forget about frequent commentator Carlos Rubi's site at The Transaction Guy that he shares with a few others and our fine minor league site here at MVN, Road to Wrigley. - And welcome to our newest full-timer, Dr. Joseph Hecht AKA Cubster in the comments. He'll continue to provide us with his excellent medical reports and I'm sure whatever other Cub commentary he wishes to articulate upon.
Just had to ask, I guess.
Haven't had a big comeback win in a long time (at least it seems like a long time). Great feeling!
Rizzo should hold clinics on 2-strike hitting. Awesome.
cubs lead in the top 7th!
triple, walk, domination
And he gets out of it by K-ing Braun, Lucroy and Carter!
Let's get some runs!
welcome to the cubs j.nathan.
2 pitches into the inning and there's a guy on 3rd with 0 outs (triple).
his velocity is hanging around 91/92mph.
Always a good idea to bring in Richard against a LH batter.
Russell left game with left heel contusion from foul ball on Saturday. Started to bother him during the Sunday game.
a.russell out and down into the clubhouse...no one knows why.
it's very hot on the field, so it might be heat related.
I blame the All-Star game again, or else Michael Barrett.
Miller park roof is closing. Hmmm, might play differently now?
Lester at 72 pitches through 3. Roof closing might get him through 6.
Middlebrows pulls a calf or hamstring. Len says he blew a tire rounding 1st. Nieuwenhuis enters game.
Now roof opening. Dizziness. No AC in the ballpark wrt the field.
just to lighten the mood:
Shark's day: 5.2 IP 5 Runs (all earned), 8 Hits, 2 HR. Left the game down 5-0 to Yankees.
Anyone expecting game 4 NLCS Shark vs Hammel or Lackey?
First inning: two on, no out, Rizz and Zobrist due up. Don't score.
Third inning: two on, one out, KB and Rizz due up. Don't score.
This is getting' old, fellahs.
KB still with ZERO RBI since the A/S break. Ouch.
62 through 2ip...yow.
it's an off day for d.ross, too. the wild pitch + passed ball in 2 separate strike 3 calls allowing the runner to reach 1st and the 5sb through 2ip makes for a bad game so far. ross cant shoulder any blame for some of those SBs, especially that villar steal of 3rd while lester watched him.
39 pitch inning by Lester. I guess it's a wash vs yesterday's 1st when Lackey gave up 2 run HR.
39 pitch, 2 run, 1st inning for lester. bleh.
horrible control so far today.