GameCast: Sept. 21st at Milwaukee
And so the death march continues. The humanist in me thinks it would be wrong to compare this season to a genocidal march that wiped out a vast and horrifying number of native Americans, and yet passing up on the opportunity to call the remaining road games of this season the Trail of Tears would be too much for me. Still, I know it's in bad taste.
Faustus posted a link in the ShoutBox (what's that? You can't see the ShoutBox anymore? Try to log in, dumb-ass) which mentioned the willingness of Carlos Zambrano to pitch in Los Angeles, Boston, or across town. If Carlos winds up flaming out and leaving the Cubs in disgust, I will make it my personal mission to ruin every attacking member of the Chicago media. Guys -- stop destroying beautiful things. There are plenty of news-worthy things to slag, you don't need to chase the good and colorful ones out of town.
Ignoring the now totally eliminated playoff hopes, the Cubs still have a good chance of finishing with a winning record for the third season in a row. That would be their first time doing that since back when bell-bottoms were still popular and Ron Santo had both his legs. It's an extremely small, ultimately pointless consolation prize, but it's still better than being the Pirates.
Anyway, Tom Gorzelanny has a fair chance of being a starter next year. Braden Looper often pitches with a gas can located on the mound. This should be a winnable game, and the recently-put-asleep offense has a chance of waking up.