Sad quotes. Sad score. Sad record. Sad Cubs.

Well, the good news is 2012 is almost over for the Chicago Cubs.


Probably I was one of about 47 people who watched last night's 2-8 Cub-drubbing by Arizona.
I mean, I watched but it was unwatchable.
I googled "Cubs tv ratings" and the newest article (the Sherman Report) is from August 31st.
It says White Sox games rule tv in Chicago (yada yada whatever dude), but worse is that the guy compared the 2008 numbers with this year's.
It's a drop of 62%.
In your basic world of tv, that "Cubs" show would get cancelled.
Now, I'm still totally for the Theo Plan, and the minors are seriously, truly, amazingly looking up (see Boise!).
But damn, if I'm Tom Ricketts I'm pretty worried about the family business.
Because it is bee ay dee.
The Jed Hoyer quotes about having money to spend on some free agents (pitching) for next year, that can't be a lie because the product at Wrigley Field has to improve.
A handful of 2-year Paul Maholm-types, a handful of Shawn Camps...
This 2012 season HAS to be the Cubs hitting rock bottom (isn't a hundred losses enough?), and next year the fans HAVE to see some kind of improvement.

Or who's gonna watch?

This is also sad: if everything aligns in my schedule, I'll be at Wrigley on Tues nite against the Astros.
That would be only game number three for me this year.
And I'm kind of a big fan.

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  • yeah, she's not on this game, though.

    they keep talking about things that aren't this game...a lot...rather than calling this game, doing split screen coverage of other games, doing split screen studio banter, and they just finished cutting away from the game totally (no split screen) to cover another game while missing rizzo's K and the first 2 pitches of zobrist's AB.

    ESPN...because screw you, you weren't really tuning in to watch this.

    crunch 22 min 34 sec ago view
  • Phil, I think I read an earlier take that you don't see much of an ML career for Brooks? I kinda thought when he was acquired it was as depth for this year, but with an eye on the Cahill type swing role next year?

    Then again he did get hit around pretty bad in his big league time last year.

    Koyies Bansaw 32 min 23 sec ago view
  • Is Jessica Mendoza still announcing for ESPN? She is excellent from what I remember and actually talks knowledgeably about baseball.

    johann 39 min 14 sec ago view
  • watching a game on ESPN is one of the worst things a fan of whatever team is on the field can do...this is, once again, turrible.

    crunch 50 min 30 sec ago view
  • I'll put pix on Twitter

    @sirguygrande

    jacos 1 hour 41 min ago view
  • Actually behind press box
    Yeah great tix

    jacos 1 hour 51 min ago view
  • Looks like Bryan Hudson is the new Randy Johnson: his height will always be part of his name.

    billybucks 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • Seriously?  Envious.  Enjoy the game! 

    Working through the evening, so no recappage, but hope people will come cheer on the Cubs in Parachat.

    Transmission 2 hours 6 min ago view
  • I'm sitting behind Cubs dugout near the end
    Wearing Cubs visor

    jacos 2 hours 24 min ago view
  • Brewers just claimed him

    johann 6 hours 36 min ago view
  • Before Wood,Strop, Rondon yesterday

    Elias: 99 yrs. since a bullpen threw at least 7 perfect innings. last time 6/23/17 by Boston. Ernie Shore retired last 26 after Babe Ruth ejected for arguing balls and strikes after walking lead off hitter. Runner was caught stealing.

    jacos 8 hours 29 min ago view
  • CUBBIES-4-EVER: It's not ten days including the day the player was Designated for Assignment, it's ten day from the day the player was Designated for Assignment. 

    So because Neil Ramirez was Designated for Assignment on 5/21, the deadline to either assign the player to another club (MLB or minor league) or release the player is 5/31 (today). 

    Arizona Phil 11 hours 44 min ago view
  • AZBOBBOP: No updates. 

    Arizona Phil 12 hours 25 min ago view
  • Phil, any updates on eight Oscar de la Cruz or Luis Hernandez?

    azbobbop 21 hours 58 min ago view
  • One miscommunication in outfield and the Cubs would have another no hitter

    jacos 23 hours 9 min ago view
  • Bruce Levine [email protected]

    Sex Fowler out with sore heel

    Pretty epic nickname

    johann 23 hours 41 min ago view