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Monday, Monday... its just that way

Monday, June 13, 2005

The good news is that this is the final Monday of my undergraduate career. Woo! The bad news is that the Cubs lost Sunday. I, with the rest of Cubdom, was hoping to post a picture of my Nimbus 2000 at the top of the series wrap-up post, but an 8-1 loss to the Red Sox finished off that hope.

Just some quick thoughts that are floating through my mind to start off the morning.

  • The Cubs welcome the Marlins to Wrigley Field for three games this week. I'm concerned. The Cubs will be starting John Koronka, Sergio Mitre, and Greg Maddux. The Marlins will be starting Dontrelle Willis, Josh Beckett, and AJ Burnett. The only one of those matchups that could be conceivably viewed as favorable for the Cubs would be the Maddux vs. Burnett contest, and I'm not drinking that Kool-aid.
  • The Marlins are sandwiched between the Red Sox and Yankees series. Now, I'm sure this Cubs team is taking it one-day-at-a-time, but I'm guessing the media may overlook the Fish. Here's hoping the Baby Bears remember they are supposed to eat the fish.
  • I don't think this is the case, but I would not be suprised if Saturday was the high-water mark for this team. Again, I don't think it will happen... but in case of a "June swoon" we hit +6 this weekend.
  • The Blog of my enemy is my compatriot: FishStripes
  • Hee Seop Choi, 6 home runs this weekend, 3 on Sunday. Derrek Lee, MVP.

Chicago Cubs Media Guide Trivia Nugget of the Day:
Page 215-216: Because of the timing of his Cubs career, and its longevity, Steve Trachsel led the Cubs in several pitching categories for the 1990s.
Victories: 60
Games Started: 186
Innings Pitched: 1146.1
Strikeouts: 829

Posted by Byron at June 13, 2005 7:00 AM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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I recall a series not that long ago when the match-ups seemed favorable for the first two games but not the third. the Cubs dropped games 1 & 2 and then beat Roy Halladay. You can go crazy looking at the match-ups.

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