Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Cubs continue to have trouble with Pittsburgh which they need to turn around starting today. They're 6 games out, in 3rd place and it's officially June. You can't argue that it's still early in the season.

Ramirez is still doing terrible. Theriot, Lee & Byrd are all fighting slumps (you could argue Lee's been a slump all season) and our starting pitching suddenly looks quite vulnerable.

Well, at least the Blackhawks are up 2-0 over the Flyers and are 2 wins away from their first championship since 1961 when the NHL season was done by mid-April.

Go Hawks and Cubs!!

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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.

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This is the year

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