Yes, I’m the guy who picked the Cubs to win the NL pennant for the first time in 70 years.
Well, the Cubs bore more resemblance to The Bad News Bears than they did to a big league ballclub last night.
Jon Lester couldn’t go five, they left runners in scoring position and they couldn’t catch the ball. I think it was rather generous the Cubs only ended up with two errors (a throwing error apiece for catchers David Ross and Miguel Montero). Jorge Soler should have been charged with at least two errors in right field. He has no business being out there.
I just want to add that Wrigley Field looks awful. I understand they have to renovate. But the way the Red Sox did their renovations, they managed to take care of it in the off-season and they looked like they had always been there. Having a hotel and a shopping plaza is going to turn the place unWrigley.
There is a silver lining however. The Bad News Bears got better, much better. And so will the Cubs.
UPDATE: This sure didn’t help the mood. There were problems with the bathrooms.
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