Not Out Of It Yet

Jeff Baker thinks they can do it.  The Cubs three game winning streak was over last night.  Say what?  The Cubs were on a winning streak in 2011?

During last night’s game a funny thing happened and in many ways it kind of sums up the season the Cubs have been having.  Bases loaded, no outs and Alfonso Soriano is up, he hits the ball directly to Casey McGehee, Casey jumps over the bag and throws home.  He didn’t touch the bag to get two outs.  Why am I talking about a Brewers player?  It was a dumb move, but worse is that the Cubs couldn’t score any runs with the bases loaded.  Now, that’s the kind of season the Cubs have been playing.  Not taking advantages of the opportunities that come up.

It was a good game and the Cubs can make up ground because they play divisional rivals.  There’s two months left.  It’s a long shot but anything can happen.

I’ve been a little lazy in keeping up with the news but I watched the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and the ticker that scrolled underneath it was saying that Pat Gillick would be interested in talking with the Cubs about a possible position in the organization.  This would be great!  We know the kind of work he did in Toronto and with the other clubs.  This would be a great move.

My Cubs optimism is kicking in.  I think they can turn around this summer, at least to some kind of respectable finish.  I’ve said all along that they’re a good team, maybe there was a Goat in the clubhouse.

—Mark Gauthier




  1. strictlycubsbaseball · July 27, 2011

    I definitely want us to finish strong. Last night we left 14 runners on base. You can’t win baseball games doing that.



  2. WrigleyRegular · July 27, 2011

    I’m really looking forward to the last two months of the season. It’s not that the Cubs are gonna make a run, but they still have a chance to play some good baseball.


  3. mlblogsbluejaysnest · July 29, 2011

    It’s a stretch, but who knows anything can happen. I bet it’s refreshing to have someone saying positive things in the Cubs dugout vs. the anchoring negativity they’ve become famous for the past couple of seasons.


  4. The Wizard of Ozzie · July 29, 2011

    Maybe the Cubs can get some good prospects at the trade deadline so that next season will be much less dreadful.


  5. A goat in the clubhouse? Well, whatever they do, don’t kick it out. Offended goats and Cubs don’t mix well.
    — Kristen


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