Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Cubs Win!!! Cubs Win!!!

Well, the Cubbies are in 1st place! 24 hours ago they were in 1st place, and they still are. After a not-so-impressive spring training, they are 1-0, beating the Cincinnati Reds yesterday afternoon by the comfortable margin of 16-7. I didn't get to see or hear any of it (it is recorded on my DVR at home, so I may watch part of it sometime before deleting the game), but I followed part of it on the internet.

I read some Cubs stuff on the internet, and a fellow blogger who writes under the moniker of Death wrote an interesting opening paragraph:
The leadoff triple by Juan Pierre is far and away the best hit I've never seen. I mean, I don't know what actually happened in the game, but Pierre was like a rabbit on amphetamines in my imagination, burning a path of destruction across the bases as he slammed into third for an easy triple. Yep, that Pierre sure did hustle.

Goat Riders of the Apocalypse
Having Pierre at the top of the lineup will certainly help over the former fiasco of Korey Patterson as a leadoff hitter. The Cubbies may actually try to manufacture runs this year, instead of trying to knock the ball out of Wrigley, or wherever they are playing.

Things are well in Cub Nation. Now they need to get ready to beat the Reds again on Wednesday, then get back to Wrigley to face the Cardinals.

Change of subject: our speaker last night in the Perspectives course was from African Inland Mission, and was a blessing to us. He stayed in our home for two nights, and then spent last night in the Missionary Residence guest rooms on campus.

I have a meeting this evening at church, but will swing by my Mom's house to see Harley and Lola Mitchell, who will be visiting in the area. That will be very nice indeed! :) :)

Best of God's grace to you and yours!



Christopher Lynn said...

As a Cardinals fan, I had to point this out to you - they have MILWAUKEE as the team leading the Central Division on ESPN.com!?! (found at this link: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/standings

I would agree that the Cubs deserve to be listed first, with the Cardinals second (based on runs scored). However, a programmer at ESPN doesn't agree with that...

Andy Rodriguez said...


The last time the Cubbies won a world Championship was 1907:

Twenty major events that have occurred since the Chicago Cubs last laid claim to a World Series championship:

1. Radio was invented; Cubs fans got to hear their team lose.

2. TV was invented; Cubs fans got to see their team lose.

3. Baseball added 14 teams; Cubs fans get to see and hear their team lose to more clubs.

4. George Burns celebrated his 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.

5. Haley's comet passed Earth twice.

6. Harry Caray was born....and died. Incredible, but true.

7. The NBA, NHL and NFL were formed, and Chicago teams won championships in each league.

8. Man landed on the moon, as have several home runs given up by Cubs pitchers.

9. Sixteen U.S. presidents were elected.

10. There were 11 amendments added to the Constitution.

11. Prohibition was created and repealed.

12. The Titanic was built, set sail, sank, was discovered and became the subject of major motion pictures, the latest giving Cubs fans hope that something that finishes on the bottom can come out on top.

13. Wrigley Field was built and becomes the oldest park in the National League.

14. Flag poles were erected on Wrigley Field roof to hold all of the team's future World Series pennants. Those flag poles have since rusted and been taken down.

15. A combination of 40 Summer and Winter Olympics have been held.

16. Thirteen baseball players have won the Triple Crown; several thanked Cubs pitchers.

17. Bell-bottoms came in style, went out of style and came back in.

18. The Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox and the Florida Marlins have all won the World Series.

19. The Cubs played 14,153 regular-season games; they lost the majority of them.

20. Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Oklahoma and New Mexico were added to the Union.

Jrg said...

Was nice to see you two days in a row! I sent the link about your Costa Rica trip to Aaron. Good reading! (And no nasty criticisms!) Love you.

Gregory Fish said...

Will they be playing in May during the 22nd- 25th? I'll be at the Moody Pastor's Conference in Chicago. Hope I can go to Wrigley.