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.

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

lulz.

"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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  • Hendricks 6 shutout innings, ends night with an ERA of 1.99

    Cubster 36 sec ago view
  • in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, Twins are hiring Indians 32-year old Derick Falvey from the Cleveland Native Americans organization.

    Suppose McLeod could still be asked by another organization but likely staying put.

    Rob G. 59 min 10 sec ago view
  • Well put, both your remark, and Crunch's.

    Transmission 1 hour 16 sec ago view
  • I saw the Gordon HR. It was like a funeral where the mourners were made to play baseball. So sad...

    CTSteve 1 hour 4 min ago view
  • i wanted to watch more of it, but it started to feel like i was going beyond witnessing a human experience that isn't often seen into an uncomfortable voyeurism. these guys are in pain.

    crunch 1 hour 23 min ago view
  • wow I am glad I missed the start of the MIA game.  I would have been sobbing.

    Transmission 1 hour 32 min ago view
  • Baez!!

    Brick 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • baez grand slam!

    crunch 1 hour 36 min ago view
  • lulz, MIA with a 5-0 lead after 2 innings.

    crunch 2 hours 4 min ago view
  • d.gordon leads off MIA inning with a HR...came up to bat wearing j.fernandez's helmet.

    he barely made it back into the dugout after crying his way around the bases.

    i can't watch this game anymore. it's too much...too real.

    crunch 2 hours 26 min ago view
  • FLA really doesn't look like they're mentally/physically prepared for this game. never seen anything like this...it's not just a few people in the dugout still feeling it large, it's pretty much everyone.

    i doubt it will lead to some kinda error-filled little league quality game, but everyone looks drained and still draining.

    ...and onto the cubs game. go #100.

    crunch 2 hours 33 min ago view
  • The Marlins organization is obviously affected deeply by this. I feel for the people there. And I understand circumstances have changed.

    But retiring his number. Wow. Literally a week ago the rumor mill was fast and furious about how Fernandez was going to be traded this winter, with the front office in response doing almost nothing to deny it. And to turn around and retire his number, just like that, when they obviously felt the organization would have been better long-term without him, just reeks of insincerity.

    John Beasley 3 hours 10 min ago view
  • jose fernandez's number is going to be retired by FLA.

    there's custom jerseys on their way to tonight's game (and hopefully will make it on time). all the marlins are going to wear #16 tonight.

    this still sucks.

    crunch 4 hours 41 min ago view
  • probably saturday depending on what they do with hammel (assuming friday for ham).

    crunch 9 hours 39 min ago view
  • Lester is going to get one more start, right? It sure would be nice to see him get a shot at 20 wins.

    Charlie 10 hours 9 min ago view
  • Nicely done! I think in my 10-14 games I went .500 or a little over. Strangely, I went to the Cards games they mostly lost (incl Saturday) and the one SF game they lost, plus a couple Brewers games they lost, too. I should have gone to just Reds games. But still - saw mostly very good baseball on the North Side this year. Regardless of what happens come October - the Cubs are positioned for some good times in the next 3-5 years.

    The E-Man 11 hours 34 min ago view