Scott "Fourthmeal" Eyre and his Sam's sized-bag of Doritos were just traded to the Phillies for someone named Brian Schlitter, a native of Park Ridge and a Class A reliever.
Well, I figured we'd get back something schlitty for Eyre, and so we have.
Lou never warmed up to him, and I suspect it had work-ethic overtones, since Eyre chose the Cubs in the first place during the Dusty Days because he believed that Dusty did not insist his pitchers run sprints before games. Might have been his wacky lefty humor, but if there was a grain of truth to it, it'd be a helluva reason for a major league caliber pitcher to choose a team.
There's a lot of traffic lately about employing the same tactic for Bob "Gascan" Howry. Ain't gonna happen. Lou believes the man works hard (probably), has been overused (probably) and will bounce back before the season is over (hopefully, although I don't see how with the usage patterns of our starters).
I have to stick with my beloved Uncle Lou on this one. He is The Most Interesting Man in the World, who prefers Dos Equis when he drinks beer, who has as much to say about the Brewers' chances as he does about rollerblading ("No"), and is a lover, not a fighter, but he's also a fighter too, so don't be getting any ideas. And when he thinks a Bob Howry is still good, then I too believe he is still good. How many times has he been wrong with us? Stay thirsty, my friends.
One more booze-related note - the Belvidere Vodka commercials with the tattoo addicts and the sick redhead sucking face are THE SINGLE MOST OBNOXIOUS THINGs I have ever witnessed? Agree?