Saturday, May 29, 2010


Carlos Silva Brings the Win!

This game belonged to Carlos Silva, and what a game. Silva is now 7-0. At this point in the season, I would have thought the other Carlos (Zambrano) would have been the better starting pitcher, not Silva. But, we will be seeing Big Z starting in Pittsburgh, and most likely we will be seeing some new faces coming up from Iowa to help out in the bull pen. Exciting stuff Cubs fans, now let's see if these moves bring us those much needed wins. As for the hitting, it was nice to see Mike Fontenot with those beautiful triples, and hit in nearly the exact same spot. Ryan Dempster takes the mound tomorrow for the Cubs.

GO BLACKHAWKS!!! It is a great time to be a Chicago sports fan.

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The Chicago Cubs Magic Number is derived by the following equation: Total Number of Games + 1 - Wins by the Cubs - Losses by Best Opponent.

The Magic Number is affected by one of two events, a Cubs win or the best opponent losing. The number is 163 at the beginning of the season. When the number hits 0, the Cubs have clinched the NL Central and are in the PLAYOFFS!

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This is the year

This is the year
I will watch from just over the rail.