Sunday, September 19, 2021


Hey hey! The Cubs held on to beat the Brewers 6-4 on Sunday behind three RBIs from Patrick Wisdom, including his 27th home run of the season, a new record for a Cubs rookie. Kris Bryant held the previous record with 26.

This one wasn't pretty, with the Cubs committing three errors and the start-by-committee showcasing the good (Thompson, Morgan, Heuer, Rucker) and the bad (Sampson, Wick) that is the current North Side bullpen. Rucker entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth -- and mercifully picked up the save by getting Jace Peterson to fly out.

One more Cubs loss will mathematically eliminate them from the second NL Wild Card berth. At that point, the question becomes where the club is in its rebuilding / retooling process. If it's in one at all.

Will 2022 be comparable to 2011?  2012?  2013?

Fans would love to think it'll be more like 2014 or even 2015, but that the owners' focus on Wrigleyville real estate development (hotel / restaurant / casino / etc.) smacks of previous owners' focus on chewing gum or newspapers (a la 1946 or 1974). Time will tell.

There are a few bright spots on the current roster, but it sure feels like it'll be more like 1974 or 2011 than like 2015.

Go Cubs go!

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1 comment :

Unknown said...

Are u doing any cubs recap for this season like u always do