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I don’t know what to say after that bad game Carlos Marmol played. What happened? I thought I was watching a different game but man, did he blow it! I still like the guy but something was off. A grand slam!!
Speakin of Slam, Sammy Sosa…
In other news, Carlos Zambrano got advice from someone with a corked bat to someone who goes off half corked–brilliant! Don’t retire! Well, I think Big Z’s over stayed his welcome. I know I’m through with his shenanigans–that’s right, I said shenanigans.
So, back to Marmol: Quade thinks his skills are diminished but chalk it up to having a bad year. Carlos is the type of player who will rebound and work hard in the off season. it doesn’t help when there are so many distractions in the clubhouse this year. it’s got to take an effect on everyone. Marmol’s blown effort is right out of a Hollywood script. Bases loaded, one out away from the win and Wham!!!!! Grand Slam!
That was really hard to take.
Well, the Cubs got off to a great start last night against the Astros. They got off to an early 5-0 lead and just when you thought it was safe to pack it up and head back to the Friendly Confines, Houston came roaring back in the sixth inning, pounding in five runs to get within a point of Chicago.
However, the Cubs got back in control in the ninth, adding three more runs with the final score of 9-5.
Then there’s Big Z. He played amazing and it earned him his tenth win! and a Home Run!
The Cubs played like the team we know they have, but they can’t keep winning one/losing one. It just doesn’t work.
I hope last night’s win guides the team into Colorado with the confidence.
Great job guys!
Last year as every Cubs fan knows, was a somewhat tumultuous year for our beloved Cubs. I think some of the blame has to be with Big Z. There’s no question he’s still a lethal pitcher with a strong left hook(ask any unsuspecting Gatorade dispenser).
There’s no denying his passion for the game either. It’s his anger that is the question. He underwent anger management therapy late last season. Which is good. He wants to remain a Cub which is also good. We can use a three time All-Star. However, he’s got to remain calm and not wear his heart on his sleeve.
He finished the year strong and that’s a great sign because the future of Cubs pitching rests on his shoulders. Along with Ryan Dempster, Zambrano must lead a somewhat young but talented pitching corps.
Besides pitching, Zambrano has a good swing, probably the best by any pitcher. He can work on that in the off-season.
Listen, I truly believe and I could be wrong, but Sweet Lou’s and Lee’s early departures had as much to do with their own reasons as the growing frustration with the chaos in the clubhouse.
Longtime Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild, has joined the Bronx Bombers staff. Rothschild was expected to be with the Cubs organization throughout the 2011 season, but was invited to interview for the vacant position left by Dave Eiland.
The mighty New York Yankees were beat out this post season by the surging Texas Rangers. There is speculation that this may have contributed to the releasing of Eiland.
Rothschild had informed the Cubs that he would like to be closer to his home in Tampa Florida.
The move leaves a big hole in the team’s staff. Rothschild had been with the Cubs since 2002 when Yankees manager Joe Girardi was with the team.
I’m not sure I like this move because pitching was an area that the Cubs were strong in. Rothschild is known as a communicator and I think right now, Zambrano is on his way back and would have benefited well under Rothschild.
We’re going to miss you Larry at Wrigley. Good Luck!