Goatriders of the Apocalypse

Are you not entertained?!?!

I’ve had a hard time trying to describe what it’s like trying to watch the Cubs/White Sox series. The best way I can put it is that the games have been like watching gladiatorial combat.

Remember in the movie Gladiator how in that one scene when Russell Crowe is just mowing down dudes and hacking limbs all over the place? At first the crowd is going crazy for that stuff but then at the end – with blood and guts all over the place – they are just kind of sitting there in silence.

That’s how I feel the Cubs/Sox series has been…particularly this year. We root and chant and cheer while these teams kick the crap out of each other at their respect home parks, but it’s just kind of awkward when its all over.

As much as I loved to see the Cubs sweep the White Sox last week, I don’t like rubbing it the face of White Sox fans. On the other side, the people that I lightly associate myself with who consider themselves White Sox fans have been relatively quiet about their recent sweep of the Cubs. It’s tiring and nearly pointless to argue about who the better team (particularly this year) and the conversation ALWAYS inevitably comes to this…

Cubs Fan: You guys and your stupid ballpark suck.
White Sox Fan: Well at least we won a championship in the last 100 years.

Good lord it that repetitive.

So finally (FINALLY!) the Crosstown Series is over and we can continue on with the awkwardness that is trying to survive a 2008 season without killing ourselves or losing all our hair. Cubs fans can go back to discussing potential trades for starting pitchers and how best to use Fukudome in the lineup while Sox fans can go back o doing…whatever it is they do..

The Cubs are now heading to San Francisco to take on a surprisingly decent Giants team, but they do get a chance to tee-off on lefty Barry Zito tonight. That SHOULD do wonders for this team’s confidence…should.

I want to conclude this post by just saying that these next 7 days could be some of the most important this season. Right now, the Cubs are experiencing an emotional low of frustration (you could just see it on the field yesterday) and they need to get it together before the weekend series against the Cardinals.

I’m going to the Cubs/Cards game Sunday at Busch…so I’m hoping I’ll have a good reason to drive 5 hours with a broom in my car.

Good News

Not only are the Cubs playing a team whose starting pitcher is 3-11, the Giants are the worst team at home in all of baseball. At home they are an abysmal 14-24.

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