Sunday, July 16, 2006

Those poor Cubs.

Not only am I a lover of many kinds of music, but I am also an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. Over the last few years there hasn't been much internet-media satire toward the Cards because well, they've been a very successful team lately. On the other hand, the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis' long-time rival, has become an easy target for laughing and poking fun at. I'm not complaining either.

Here's a couple excerpts from my last issue of the Sporting News.

And if that isn't enough, trusted news source The Onion recently wrote a story about Cubs pitcher Mark Prior. Here's the text.

Disabled List Offers Mark Prior Two-Year, $8 Million Extension
June 29, 2006 Onion Sports

CHICAGO—Mark Prior, the right-handed pitcher who has spent the first few years of his career on the disabled list, is now considering accepting a recent two-year, $8 million offer from the DL that would keep him not playing through the 2008 season. "I couldn't even imagine the DL without Mark Prior—over the years, he has become the face, stiff right elbow, strained subscapularis muscle, and inflamed Achilles tendon of our organization," said Kirk Gibson, manager and longtime former member of the DL, which is currently rebuilding by claiming young arms such as Kerry Wood, Ben Sheets, and Mike Maroth. "We firmly believe that Mark's best injuries are still ahead of him." While Prior's agent says the pitcher is exploring his options, experts predict that it is "inevitable" that Prior will return to the DL and, with the loyalty he's shown in the past, likely finish his career there.
Ahh.... I love it! So here's to more drunken rambling from commentator Ron Santo, more disabled list visits from Kerry Wood and Prior, and more competition for last place in the N.L. Central by our Chicago Cubbies!
As I'm typing this right now the Mets have just backed up my point by hitting TWO grand slams in the same inning against two different pitchers for the lowly Cubs.

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