Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Gamecast: May 21, 2010 - Cubs at Rangers

Ted Lilly (1-3, 4.65 ERA) vs. Colby Lewis (3-2, 3.68 ERA)


I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! Bob Howry is making his comeback with the Cubs. I loooovvvee it! Well, maybe not love, but can he be worse than John Grabow? I guess they can be equally as bad and that is the problem with the Cubs.

The Cubs find themselves five games back today and ready for interleague play. It will be interesting to see how Lou handles the lineup, but I guess that Xavier Nady and Tyler Colvin will at least see a start or two. The Cubs could DH Alfonso Soriano and let Colvin play left, or just let Xavier Nady play. I'll try to update when the lineups are released. 

Who's Hot (Night Edition)

Starlin Castro - He loves the night to the tune of a .393 average. 

Mike Fontenot - He's hitting .371 with a .909 OPS. 

Who's Not 

Aramis Ramirez - Not surprisingly, but Ramirez is only hitting .132 at night. 

Derrek Lee - Again, not shocking, but Lee's hitting .188 under the lights. 


Interleague play is novality, but it is here to stay. I would like to see the Cubs in all the American League parks at some point. So, at least until I hit my last seven ballparks.

Ernie Wittrock is 85 year old Cub fan who........

Ernie Wittrock is an 85 year old World War II veteran from Elgin who is a life long Cubs fan. He is one of the 10 finalists at


It's a Way of life contest

If Ernie gets enough Elginites and others to vote for him he will be able to throw out the first pitch at a game in June After filming his 2 minute video at Wrigley Field with the other 9 finalists on the way out he started up a rousing rendition of Take Me Out To The Ball Game that the others joined in singing. He is hoping he will be able to sing at 7th inning stretch

These days Ernie only has about 25% of his eyesight. I hope he will be able to see the day when the Cubs let him throw the first pitch and also sing at 7th inning stretch

As he was on a Destroyer in World War II when the Cubs won the pennant in 1945 I bet in his wildest dreams he could not imagine that some day he would be so close to being able to throw out the first pitch at a ball game.

You can vote up to 10 times and I put it on my wife's face book page and have been emailing to get my friends to vote for Ernie.

On his video you see how he says Yahooo! when the Cubs win a game.

Common Sense Clarence Hayward

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