Friday, May 14, 2010
Then they came home and managed to salvage just one game from a Marlins team that had lost 10 of their 14 previous games and who scored only 10 runs in the series. Plus, a good amount of Cubs fans decided to rain boos down on the aforementioned 20-year old rookie shortstop making the rest of us want to change allegiances to a fanbase that isn't quite so assholic and stupid.
Given all that has gone wrong since the Cubs last series win roughly eight million years ago, one would think that the Cubs must be trailing the Cardinals by about 10 games in the standings by now. Nope.
While the Cubs are doing their damndest to assure the fan base that there really is no reason to get excited about this team's chances, the team down in St. Louis is stepping up and lending a hand. The Cardinals just got swept at home by the Houston Astros. Unless you are someone who has a shrine to Jose Cruz, spends the anniversary of J.R. Richards' career-ending stroke in a fetal position, and sleeps while cuddling Craig Biggo and Jeff Bagwell bobblehead dolls, you would not have ever made that prediction in a million years. You know what was even worse for the Cardinals? Roy Oswalt was not the starter for the Astros in any of those games.
So after a week and a half of horror that started with the Cubs trailing St. Louis by 4.5 games. The Cubs enter play today trailing St. Louis by 5 games.
So that is where the false sense of optimism is going to come from this year.
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