The Ice Man Sucketh
In a five game series, anything can happen. It just doesn't look like "anything" will consist of a Cubs win on the road this time around.
Right now my emotions are ranging between disappointed and antagonized, and I have to admit, I've already started thinking about next year a little bit. And regardless of what happens in Arizona for the remainder of tonight, or in Chicago on the weekend, one thing is very clear. The Cubs need a better #2 pitcher. At this point, it's Carlos Zambrano and a heaping bunch of threes - or worse.
Thank you Ted Lilly for a great 2007 campaign, but on the night when your team needed you the most, you pissed your pants.
And don't even get me started on our "big hitters," who are so lost out there that I'm expecting Hurley to pop out of some hatch located in the dugout and say "dudes, we need you back on the island ASAP!"
Considering that this is a team on the verge of being sold, one has to wonder if a new owner will appear in time to spend the kind of money necessary to buy the Cubs their improvements in the off season. On the bright side, enough young talent has appeared this year that Jim Hendry might be able to trade for some help, thus bypassing any big spending. But more on that in the coming days.