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Thursday, June 14, 2007

So sorry ‘bout your Ms

posted by on June 14 at 14:35 PM

Not really, though my prediction about the Cubs playing down to the level of Weaver almost came through. After a 3-run first, the Cubs were quiet, as was the CBIL, until the Mariners busted loose for four runs on one stinking hit in the 6th(one hit batsmen, two walks, an error and a double) to go up 4-3 on the Cubs. (The guy in front of us actually asked to be warned when the whistle might be cued up, as OSHA had registered a complaint about the decibels involved.) But, despite some trash talk in the men’s room, no more whistling was to come: the Ms relievers broke down for once (hello, various comment thread types from Tuesday night’s game) and the Cubs scored two in the 8th and held on to win 5-4.

The Cubs were something like 3-12 in one-run games coming into this series, and now we’ve won two one-run games in a row from a much better team. What does this mean? Nothing much for the Cubs, as the Brewers also won and we’re still 5 games under .500, but it’s worse news for the Ms, since the A’s and Angels both won. Some small part of me felt bad that CBIL flew all the way here just to see his Ms lose twice, but a larger part of me is very happy that my season record is now 2-3.

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What's with all this sports jibber jabber? It's making my ass pucker. Not in a good way either.

Posted by Itchy Row | June 14, 2007 2:55 PM

You can thank Yuniesky Betancourt and Brandon Morrow for those two one run wins.

That said, the M's have been really fortunate in one run games, which often can swing either way due to the most random of circumstances, like that bizarre play at the plate with Vidro and Barrett on Tuesday. So they were due for a couple of game breaking missteps.

Yuni, BTW, was crying in the dugout after yesterday's game. His error ultimately cost the M's the game and he knew it.

Also, condolences to Jose Lopez, who learned before yesterday's game that his brother was killed in an auto accident. His family told him to stay in the US and keep playing, as he wouldn't make it back to his home in Venezuela in time for the funeral.

Posted by Gomez | June 14, 2007 3:25 PM


I'm sorry I couldn't hear you because your team was sucking too loudly.

if you could turn down the suck and maybe find a way to flirt with .500 maybe I'd be able to hear you better.

Posted by benj | June 14, 2007 4:04 PM

They can't. They're too busy spending hundreds of millions of dollars on middle relievers and overrated hackers.

Posted by Gomez | June 14, 2007 4:06 PM

Brandon Morrow: Eat all the broccoli and wheat germ you want; every now and again, we all get a bloody stool.

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