And…..Here we go. It isn’t even the middle of March and the Cubs are already calling players only meetings. Awesome. 4 games into spring training, you have that fat slob Carlos Silva starting shit with Aramis Ramirez. It’s nice to know that Silva doesn’t believe in the “pitcher should never show up a teammate” thing. Is it September yet? The fight isn’t the biggest issue with this team so far. They had 14 errors in those first 4 games. These are the Cubs…..Same horror show that they’ve always been. Did you buy your single game tickets yet?! Child, please.
The scuffle may not seem like much, but how can Mike Quade let Carlos Silva’s bum ass get away with calling out anyone? I mean, this is Carlos fucking Silva! Get him off this team now. I’m looking at you Tom Ricketts. Grow a set of balls for once in your ownership tenure and tell that no talent hack of a GM you still employ to whack the giant burrito before he becomes a bigger problem. Has Ramirez lost a step or 4 defensively? Of course, but it’s not like ’03 Mark Prior is calling out Ramirez. If Mike Quade wants to let “boys be boys”, then he needs to feel the chain of command from the owner as well.
Quade said “maybe we need to get ticked off.” Is he serious? Is this spring training or the usual June swoon for this Quadruple A franchise? If it’s true that Ramirez was only coming to the defense of a teammate, good for him. He thought like you did “who the hell is Silva to call us out?”
When Silva was having a strong 1st half last season, I begged Tubby Hendry to trade him. That, of course, didn’t happen because Hendry was stuck in a drive-thru line like Doug Heffernan. Since last year’s all-star break, Silva has an 11.12 ERA. And this is a guy Quade is letting call out teammates?! I can only laugh at this team anymore. What else is there to do?
You might ask yourself why do the Cubs have Silva anyway? Well, that’s because the ass-clown GM had to take bad money back in the Milton Bradley trade. You remember ‘ol Milton right? He is the nut job that Hendry gave 3 years & $30 million to. I had to remind all of the optimistic Cubs fans & Joe Cowley that this team will never win anything with Hendry running the show.
Silva is owed $9.5 million for this season and the Cubs can’t jettison him quick enough. The problem with Ricketts keeping Hendry as the GM is that he will only make short sighted moves in order to try and save his job(see Matt Garza trade). If you think he will want to cut Silva, you’re crazy. Hendry’s only goal is to win as many games as possible to save his job past this year. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the Cubs future. He wants to hang on long enough so when the Cubs gain financial flexibility ability again, he can overpay players to try and throw a team together(see ’07 & ’08 Cubs) and pray for chemistry.
We haven’t even reached opening day and the Cubs are unraveling before our eyes. I know you can’t be surprised. This is just the start of what will be an agonizing, depressing, typical Flubbies season. If you only knew how happy this makes me. If this team loses 100 games, the drinks are on me. That will ensure that Hendry is gone. At least I think. Then Cubs fans can actually start to be optimistic about the future. Until then, they have to rid themselves of Silva’s corpse.
I have avoided the labor discussion between NFL owners & players because I just don’t care. Tell me when it’s over, and when I can look forward to the start of free agency. A 24 hour extension was agreed upon Thursday and a likely 7-10 day extension will be announced Friday. This could lead to a multi-year deal by the end of the month.
I am hoping that if another week long extension is agreed upon, that the two sides will compromise and a deal will get done. It has to. The NFL makes too much money to blow the upcoming season. Average Joe’s like you and I only want to know when a deal is done. If owners get more money off the top, fine. If players get to test free agency faster, cool. If there is an 18 game season with fewer off-season workouts, & shorter training camps, I’ll take it. Just get it done, so the off-season can commence. I need my free agency buzz like Charlie Sheen needs his “smoooooooooking hotties.”
I have now officially gotten over how the Miami Heat’s Big 2 featuring Christina Bosh came together. I have furious from the time they danced on that stage as if they had just 3-peated. It has now come full circle where I am glad it went down they way it did. Why? Because there are sports pleasures greater than seeing this Heat team lose. Thursday night was brilliant. The Heat again jumped out to a 24 point lead behind sensational the play of LeBron & D-Wade. Then, The Collapse happened.
The Heat blowing leads in like Charlie Sheen…Okay, I’m done with Sheen references for the week. It’s just too easy. They blew a 15 point lead to the Knicks on Sunday. They choked away another double digit lead to the Bulls last Thursday. Are you seeing a trend? The Heat led the Magic 73-49 before urinating down their legs in the game’s final 20 minutes. James & Wade combined for 2 points in the 4th quarter. Ru Paul Bosh was miserable and silent again going 5-15 including taking the potential game tying 3. Bosh taking that shot was like Carlton stealing the ball from Will and tossing up an air ball on an old Fresh Prince episode.
The Heat got that rebound and there was LeBrick faced with another chance to hit the big shot for his team. Brick. Ballgame. Cut to Louie rejoicing. This made my night. This is why I am now embracing this whole concept. There is nothing like seeing this team fail. I am the same way when the Knicks lose. I want the Divalicious generation who thinks they can build super teams to fail miserably.
This Heat team is a disaster no matter what Erik Spoelstra says, and no matter how many times Wade talks about the “growing pains” & the fact that it’s a “process.” If you aren’t enjoying this, then you don’t like sports. Watching guys fail repeatedly when they thought it would be so easy is beyond fantastic. And watching the guy who wears t-shirts that say “check my $tats” continue to be abysmal in clutch moments is underrated joy.
The Bears restructured the contract of Julius Peppers saving $8 million dollars in cap space for next season. My goal of the Bears going after a stud wide receiver once the new C.B.A. is signed just became closer to reality. I would love for the Bears to sign Vikings receiver Sidney Rice or the Jets Santonio Holmes. That would finally give Jay Cutler a legitimate threat and a go-to guy to find on crucial 3rd downs. That is of course of the Bears don’t just pocket that money to go along with the money they are pocketing from raising ticket prices.
Since it has become Charlie Sheen week, I found this clip of Ricky Vaughn hitting a home run at Dodgers Stadium. What can’t this guy do?!
My countdown of the best WrestleMania matches ever takes us back to March 24, 1991. Sgt. Slaughter turned his back on America during The Gulf War, and had become as big of enemy to this country as Saddam Hussein. Slaughter had stolen the WWE championship from the Ultimate Warrior at the Royal Rumble and set his sights on ending Hulkamania. How do you think that turned out? Hogan best Slaughter, took back the WWE title, and ended the Gulf War all in one night……
I’m sending you off to the weekend with a Snoop Dogg classic. Tha Shiznit is one of my favorite Snoop jams. Who wasn’t listening to 187.4 back in the day?!
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