The Cubs pulled another win out of the magic hat last night, beating the Beermakers 5-3, spiraling them back to third place in the NL Central as the Cardinals scrote-whipped the Astros 7-0 in Houston last night. The Cards are now at .500, in second place, and 2.0 games back of the Cubs. Dum, dum duuuuummm!
Soriano's back, and he claims to be 90%. I guess 90% of Alfie is way better than 100% of the clusterfuck that is Craig Monroe, the beloved Thunder Matt, Statue Floyd and whoever else's corpse Lou trots out there. Soriano also mentions that he'd be willing to bat wherever Lou asks him to in the lineup. Why the hell is Lou asking him to hit in a certain spot? Why isn't ole steel testicles yelling at him to bat 5th so that we can smash this division like we should have done weeks ago? Theriot did a fine job filling in the leadoff spot, but Alfie and his 0-4's are back with The Riot sliding down to 2nd.
I've mentioned a couple times that I'm just not creaming my shorts for baseball right now. And, I'm presumably insane for it. I'm insane for other things, and surely baseball is the least of my worries in that department. But, with the Cubs 2.0 games up on second place Saint Louis (really?), one would think I'd be shaking like Tweak from South Park with excitement. While I'm happy with the Cubs being in first place, especially in September, I'm still kinda...well..."eh" about the whole thing. After all this time and suffering and blood and guts and broken puppy noses I've put into being a Cubs fan, this is how I repay myself? By playing GRAW2 on my 360 during Cubs games? There was a time when I'd actually tune into Pat and Insane Ron Santo and listen to the game on MLB Radio (which I paid a hefty $15 for, thank you) while playing GRAW2 on my 360.
Maybe it's the newness of the upcoming football season. LSU plays some all-girl's college from Mississippi tomorrow night, and the Saints finish up their preseason schedule with a tilt against one of Saban's victims. Maybe it's that I'll be leaving for the beach at 6:30 am on Friday morning and I don't want the possibility of a Cubs meltdown ruining my good time. Maybe I'm just an ungrateful bastard and I should be taking in any good that comes from the Cubs organization, even if it turns out to be one giant cockteasing ballmasher. Maybe I just realized that this could be the season...Go Cubs.
PUBIC SERVIX ANNOUNCEMENT: It was brought to my attention from our buddies in the HJE! Shoutbox that it might be a good idea to seperate The Dome into two sites: The Dome 1.0 (the original), which would be dedicated soley to Saints football, and another, not-yet-created blog dedicated solely to Cubs baseball. What do you kids think? Send me your thoughts in the "Comments."