A lot has happened with the Cubs since I last blogged 2 weeks ago. The team has been HOT, first taking 2 of 3 from the Brewers, then sweeping 3 each from the Cardinals and Marlins. All this on the road no less. The sweep of St. Louis was especially enjoyable as it clipped the wings of any playoff hopes for the birds. It’s good to see the Cubs playing well under Mike Quade, even if its just in a late season spoiler role.
|Colvin at Fitch Park, Feb. 2010|
Other Cubs happenings – Tyler Colvin impaled by a broken bat as he was coming around third-base, scary stuff. Thankfully, after some hospital time it looks like he’ll be fine. Colvin had an outside shot at Billy Williams record for home runs by a Cubs rookie but the incident finished Colvin’s season 5 short at 20. Geo had surgery on his right shoulder but should be 100 percent again by Jan 1. Big Z has been pitching well in spite of some control issues (I’m talking about walks not temper), with a 6-0 record since coming back from his banishment. Z hopes to stay hot tonight heading to the mound in what is surely baseball’s longest farewell tour after he recently reiterated his retirement plans when his current contract is up after 2012. I’m left scrambling to come up with a proper tribute for Z with only two spring trainings left before he hangs up the spikes for good.
Football is now upon us, our autumnal anesthetizer for another season of Cubs failure and disappointment. Playoff baseball is also around the corner, even though the Cubs won’t be involved there is nothing like watching those pressure filled games of October. Stop back here this fall as I will be updating you on the somewhat less pressure filled games of October and the Cubs prospects in the Arizona Fall League.