Now that I have your attention, nothing new to report on the duo. Both guys are ‘fine and progressing.’ (The company line)
The Cubs lost to the Mariners 4 – 2, in front of a sell-out crowd 12,707. This week is spring break for many schools, which helped pack the stadium. It’s still a little cool for bathing suits out on the lawn, but it was a nice sunny day.
Notable Cubs Performances: This Angel Pagan kid from the Mets farm system is really pushing for a roster spot. He had a 2 run HR, providing the only Cubs scoring of the day, a walk, and then stole second base. Juan Pierre is a tireless worker, and judging by his first inning bunt attempt, needs to keep at it. Jacque Jones was 1 for 2, lining an opposite field double. The Cubs didn’t have a lot of offense in this one. Starting pitcher Jerome Williams’ numbers were not great, giving up 4 hits and 3 bases on balls. He did, however, pitch 4 innings and only allowed 2 runs. Ryan Dempster had some issues, he walked Matt Lawton, then gave up a Richie Sexson HR. The other Cubs arms out of the bullpen, all looked good. Bob Howry, Jae Kuk Ryu, Will Ohman, and Scott Williamson all pitched scoreless innings, giving up a combined 2 hits, while striking out 4.
The younger demographic (i.e. spring breakers) was apparent later in the game – when for one of the very few times at HoHoKam-the fans did the wave. The wave was tight and well-executed until it got to the sections behind home plate where the seasoned season ticket holders, by and large, resisted the urge.
Still no winners in the Vince Lloyd “Voice of Summer” movie trailer quiz. Several people have come very close, but not yet nailed all the names. If we don’t have a winner by tomorrow, the Ron Santo autographed unused ticket (see pic) prize will be given away with the end of spring quiz drawing April 2nd. We’ve given out 2 clues in the blogs so far, here’s a third: This player was traded to
Cubs have their one and only day off this spring tomorrow.
This unused ticket from the final game at old HoHoKam Park, autographed by
Ron Santo could be yours!