As of today, we're currently 25 days away and counting for the start of the Cubs 2008 season, but already the cantankerous Cubs manager is getting sick of losing after the Cubs blew a 4-1 lead in the eighth inning to lose 5-4 yesterday and drop to 2-5 in spring training...
"I'm getting tired of losing ballgames, even in spring training. I don't like the idea of our pitching staff getting hit around, whether it's spring training of playing tiddly winks"
Are you kidding, Lou? You've got 25 games left in March if you include two split-squad games left, and you're already bitching? These games are about as meaningful as a Sunday morning Hallmark movie on WE. Probably even less important then a 1st quarter of a NBA regular season game in November. No one likes to lose, but you've really got to put things in perspective, here. Are Ed Campusano and Tim Lahey going to figure in to bullpen plans anytime soon? Obviously before their shitty performances probably not, but now your decision is even easier then it was already.
You should be dwelling on the positives here, Lou. Zambrano pitched 3 innings of one hit ball while striking out 3. Hill also pitched 3 innings, only allowing 1 earned run. Fukudome's looking good. Hell, even Dempster hasn't looked bad in his starting role thus far. With the exception of minor injuries to Soriano (broken finger) and Ramirez, (sore shoulder) your team is healthy and you're in a shitty division which should be yours for the taking.
While Mully and Hanley brought up a good point I heard on 670 the Score about not assuming their going to just take the division by storm (Bears and Bulls this year), the truth is their division is weaker then their fellow city sports companions.
Someone needs to get Lou an Aquafina, quick:
While Lou's done a good job with his plate throwing, hat and dirt kicking antics, he's going to have to step his game up if he ever wants to top the greatest meltdown on the North Side: