Goatriders of the Apocalypse

It's my right and I'll cry if I want to

There has been entirely too much optimism and "oh thank you Cubbies for a great year" posts from fans with not enough Cubbie's history lessons.  ENOUGH.Yell

After watching Boston win their Division series tonight here are some random thoughts from a bitter, jealous rambling incoherant Cus fan.

WHERE IS THE PROGRESS? Yes I know two division titles . Yay.Frown

On this website I was told when I predicted that this years team did not "have it" that I would have no right to partake in the celebration when they did win it. I guess you have to drink the Kool-aide without asking any questions.

I was at the "clincher" with my family on the Saturday game against the Cardinals. It was one of the most beautiful days to be at Wrigley field ever. My daughters are now infected and cried themselves to sleep after the infield booted every Zambrano sharpley hit grounder on Thursday night. The celebration after the clinching was bigger than any World Series winning celebration I had ever seen. I had hoped we at least would have saved that for an NLCS. At least we were spared the embarrasment of Division clinching caps and tee-shirts. NOT. Almost as bad as the "Wild Card" tee-shirts from 98. Whoopee I'm a Cubs fan I have a meaningless shirt. At least wear the 1908 Series shirt for God's sake.

How many sharply hit grounders were fielded by Boston tonight ? How many two out hits?  How about relievers that come in and do not give up a home run every time they pitch. How many batters took pitches, fouled off close ones and made the pitchers work ?

Derosa is a keeper. He has heart and versatility. Dempster did not have it but Lou did not realize it. Demp busted his ass this year and deserves to stay. Kerry deserves to stay. Howry goes. Theriot stays. Fountenot stays. Soto stays. Johnson better stay. Edmonds goes. Fukodome I have no idea.

Let's talk about the last month of the season when every reliever coming in gave up a  run or so it seemed. Let's talk about Aramis...the new A-Rod and Vlad . Awesome in the regular season pitiful when it really counts. D-Lee is on the downside. Show me otherwise.

Every playoff team has those players that step up and get hot when it counts and I bet that Hoffpauir, Fontenot and Johnson would have been those players. Finally let's call a piece-of sh...t a piece of sh...t . Soriano is more selfish and less productive than steroid enhanced Sammy. No offensive production. Very little defense. Big mouth. I saw him lost without a clue up against the vines on clincher Saturday. Yes I know he can throw runners out whoopee.he has to he let's them get on ! What a ridiculous waste of money. " He can carry a team "! Yeah for about two weeks.

Boston blew it like the Cubs did in 2003 but stormed back in 2004, 2007 and moving again when it counts in 2008. Jim Hendry you are overmatched. Lou Pinella you Dustified us two years in row. Soriano please leave. How many more reconstructed and failing arms can we sign to the pitching staff ? Wow that Harden was a great pick-up ! Has to leave in the fifth inning so our give em a run bullpen can come in earlier.

By the way the shrine is a great idea maybe someone can add a Division championship tee-shirt to it. Thank you for letting me vent and good night.

Couldn't have said it better T

I agree with everything that you said. I put the loss squarely on D Lee, A Ram, and Fonzi's shoulders. Plus Lou had no idea how to get this team prepared for the post season. They didn't have any heart and gave up on us. Plain and simple. That whole coaching staff needs to go. Gerald Perry completely screwed up Fuku's swing and you never saw him. Mike Quade wasn't even looked at by the players rounding second. So buh-bye. Larry Rothschild has been a dangerous presence for the last few years.I say we get Mark Grace hitting coach and bench coach, Gary Gaetti as third base coach and Roger McDowell as pitching coach.

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