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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  • draft signings are trickling in...rounds 6-9 are signed + a random slew of others.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/draftdb/index.php

    filter by team.

    crunch 1 hour 49 min ago view
  • Former Major League All-Star Jim Hickman dies at 79

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2016/06/25/...

    QuietMan 2 hours 52 min ago view
  • Yep...sort of. Matheny says Rosenthal will no longer pitch the 9th, and they will mix/match Oh, Siegrist and Broxton.

    billybucks 3 hours 12 min ago view
  • Duane Underwood now 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA for Tenn. Urp. Warren not sharp at Iowa tonight. When will Cease and Hudson be ready?

    On a positive note, Jiminez with his 10th HR tonight. He has a .924 OPS -- the only player in the league with an OPS over .900. Leads the lead in 2B, SLG and OPS, tied for the league lead in HR and 3rd in Avg. Nice!

    billybucks 3 hours 17 min ago view
  • - The pressure of going for the regular-season wins record is now gone.
    - Joe will come up with more wacky dress-up ideas for the team to wear after they lose their next get-away game.
    - There is more clarity on Spencer Patton.
    - We play the Reds next. They aren't very good.
    - We'll have at least a 9 game lead after today.
    EDIT: - Contreras looks like the real deal.

    Other than that, not much -- nasty stretch. Two ugly losses in the last 4 games.
    Ugh -- give Lackey a 4-1 lead, you hope for better.

    billybucks 5 hours 18 min ago view
  • Joe: "We lost. They beat us. Now where's my '09 Guigal Bordeaux glass...?

    The E-Man 6 hours 15 min ago view
  • I forgot how rail thin skinny Carl Edwards Jr. Is - he threw some nasty stuff - hope that continues

    Eric S 6 hours 21 min ago view
  • HAHAHA! I love it here! Brilliant...

    The E-Man 6 hours 23 min ago view
  • "The pressure of going for the regular-season wins record is now gone."

    Brilliant. Maddon is a genius!

    Brick 6 hours 28 min ago view
  • "Drink copiously but responsibly."

    Done and done. Thanks for that.

    Brick 6 hours 29 min ago view
  • Oil Can Boyd now pitching for the Cubs

    Eric S 6 hours 38 min ago view
  • It's a long season. There will be stretches like this. It's Saturday night. Drink copiously but responsibly.

    Jackstraw 6 hours 45 min ago view
  • That valuable RBIGIDP.

    Brick 6 hours 45 min ago view
  • Someone talk me down here.

    Brick 6 hours 59 min ago view
  • I remember AZ PHIL talking about Bour's power during the Hendry era.

    The E-Man 7 hours 27 min ago view
  • Time to scrap the scouting report on Justin Bour and get a new one. Sheesh.

    billybucks 7 hours 29 min ago view