Sleeping Air Traffic Control: maybe it's the Cubs' fault.


Man was that ever a sleep-inducing Chicago Cub performance.

They managed 5 sluggish singles and 1 drowsy double off hypnotizing Colorado pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, who went all 9 innings.
This was like watching a 2 hour Lunesta commercial.
Bored umpire Jerry Layne must have been semi-dozing when Carlos Pena hit a line drive foul ball. It hit him in the ankle, one can only imagine the sound, and I almost hurled.

Matt Garza gave up a couple singles and a walk to load 'em in the 2nd, when Chris Ianetta hit one over Marlon Byrd's head. His back to the play, Starlin Castro thinks Ianetta's pulling into second. He catches Byrd's throw and in mid spin sees Ianetta's on his way to third and very gettable, but throws it over Aramis' head and into the dugout.
4-zip Rockies, and you could have hit the sack right then.

In Garza's 3 starts, the 6-7 Cubs have scored a total of 4 runs, all in his first loss to the 6-7 Pirates.  

I woke up around 11, watched the Hawks lose to the Canucks.
Then... I couldn't sleep.


"This was like watching a 2 hour Lunesta commercial."


"Jerry Layne must have been semi-dozing when Carlos Pena hit a line drive foul ball. It hit him in the ankle, one can only imagine the sound..."

it was unreal loud given he was 90ft. away from where it was hit.

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  • Less stress on the pitching staff?

  • I recall earlier this season when the Cubs played Bryant in center instead of left due to the weirdness that is the PNC outfield.

  • AZ Phil, what is the reason the Cubs are co-oping this team? They seem to have plenty of talent that would fill a roster.

  • RF is actually easier to play than LF in PNC so I'd guess Schwarber is there and that's why he was playing it Friday but yeah I'd say that's hopefully accurate.

  • Guess for Wednesday's lineup: Fowler (CF), Schwarber (LF), Bryant (3B), Rizzo (1B), Castro (2B), Montero (C), Russell (SS), Arrieta (P), Coughlan (RF)

  • Dusty already has blue and red wrist bands.

    /cmon dude

  • a day old, but fwiw...

    Carrie Muskat @CarrieMuskat · Oct 4
    Theo and Jed at Miller Park to talk to #Cubs Maddon and staff. Playoff roster to be finalized by Wednesday morning

  • I'm guessing the order is the other way around.

  • cc sab going into alcohol rehab, missing the post-season for the yanks.

  • no bud black? cold.

  • Break up the Cubs! throws out two names to manage the Nats: Dave Martinez and Wally Backman.

  • matt williams (WAS) fired...shocker. he lost control and confidence of that clubhouse way before papelbum got there.

    having a roster chock full of egomaniacs and assholes doesn't help.

    he won 'manager of the year' last year, fwiw.

  • If he were dealing with Chicago traffic, I would take my chances with the golf cart.

  • You can get to the MKE airport from Miller Park via all surface streets, no real reason to get on the expressway. Unless he is in a real hurry to get to Az.

  • CUBSTER: I would think a cab or a limo would get Motte to the airport faster than a golf cart. The maximum speed of a golf cart is (what?) maybe 15 MPH, which could actually be dangerous on an expressway. 

  • from the Sunday Trib...

    Reliever Jason Motte waved as he left the visitor’s clubhouse at Miller Park on a golf cart en route to the airport to catch a flight to Arizona to start a rehab assignment.
    Motte has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 24 because of a right shoulder strain, but there’s a possibility he could rejoin the Cubs if they advance deep in the playoffs.
    Motte is scheduled to pitch in simulated games and in Instructional League games in Arizona.