Game 61 Thread / Cubs @ Dodgers (1 of 4)
|SP||Ryan Dempster||SP||Chad Billingsley|
|7-2, 2.75, 63 K, 33 BB, 75.1 IP||4-6, 3.29, 71 K, 34 BB, 65.2 IP|
|LF||Alfonso Soriano||LF||*Juan Pierre|
|SS||Ryan Theriot||CF||Matt Kemp|
|1B||Derrek Lee||RF||*Andre Ethier|
|3B||Aramis Ramirez||2B||Jeff Kent|
|RF||*Kosuke Fukudome||C||Russell Martin|
|C||Geovany Soto||1B||*James Loney|
|CF||*Jim Edmonds||3B||*Blake DeWitt|
|2B||Mark DeRosa||SS||Chin-Lung Hu|
|P||Ryan Dempster||P||Chad Billingsley|
And so, here we are:
The final, deciding game in the Cubs' and Dodgers' best-of-2,021 game series.
Who'd have thought it would come down to this?
I kid, but the 118-year, all-time series between two of baseball's grand franchises is, in fact, knotted at 1,010 victories per side, as the MLB-best 38-22 Cubs open a four-game set against the 28-31 Dodgers.
Dempster (7-2) comes off a 5-inning, 93-pitch victory against the Rockies on Saturday, Cubs manager Lou Piniella having decided before the game to limit Dempter's pitch count. (The veteran had averaged 115 pitches in his four previous starts.)
Tonight, there are presumably no such limits, and the veteran, who last started a game at Chavez Ravine as a Marlin seven years ago, can pitch himself silly.
Awesome job, Tim!
Outfielder Chris Young signs "multiyear" contract w BoSox.
Wow, Dombrowski is a buffoon
Not sure I understand the logic, especially for more than one year.
well, that's the past. we're left with the present. even though that past you're seeing is some weird black/white either/or where hybridization of ideas isn't allowed...nonetheless...
the present is ice skating, movies, concerts, beer gardens, hotels, office space and other wonderful baseball activities based around a young, successful baseball team.
All money making ventures, which would have been offset with a reasonable TV contract that previous ownership screwed up
Nah, I'll probably just contemplate how they should've done a Padres-style all-in plan.
of course not. maybe go ice skating and think about it a while. make advanced reservations at the hotel they're starting construction on. check new releases for possible entertainment from the movie screens they want installed. think about renting an office in the new office spaces. write a letter to the cubs requesting your favorite beer be added to the beer garden. lobby your favorite band to play the outdoor venue.
...and in between that maybe they can find $40-50m to invest in the product that all of this revolves around.
let's not get caught up on phrasing for a setup and lose the gist of the post. i don't care what one wants to call the playoff exit.
+they lost their playoff attempt
there. now we can focus on something other than not liking the tone of a line that's setting up a point.
I didn't like the entire post, if that helps.
Making the NLCS with a young team = "crapping out of the playoffs with a young team."
I'm guessing 3/30 and all the two foot long hot dogs you can eat didn't work
Yes! In a 12-way tie for first!
Blew my prediction! I had them signing Zimmerman and trading for another arm.