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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chicago Cubs: Rubber sheet edition

I am back on the fence with Bill Simmons - there was a time kids, where reading Sports Guy meant you were on some inside track, a modern guy or gal and were a true fan (kinda like Deadspin is right now).

No, really.

But, in true American fashion, once something is popular, it's no longer cool - like Yogi Berra once said of Toots Schorr's, "Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded."

Anyways, Simmons has a lesser known theory of gaming that there are certain contests or teams that the computer decides you simply should not win. I scored 11 runs in the 8th inning the other night and still lost, so I can feel his pain.

So, despite my recent recoiling from the Sports Guy, I have to cite him here when I say the Cubs are having one of those "No fucking way" seasons.

Case in point is the wrap of the Cubs Mets tilt today:
Ryan Dempster and Scott Eyre couldn't hold a four-run lead with two outs to go in the ninth as the Cubs fell to the Mets in the series finale. Angel Pagan and Aramis Ramirez each hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning.

Son of a bitch.

If only someone could have seen a problem with pitching before the season started... No, wait, everyone did.

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