Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

The Playoffs Continue

The Chicago White Sox kickoff their ALDS match-up with the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon. Since the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim played the late game last night, they have Thursday off. The Red Sox took a 1-0 series lead over the heavily favored Angels with a 4-1 win in the ALDS opener.

Tonight the Milwaukee Brewers trot CC Sabathia back to the mound on three days rest, again. The Philadelphia Phillies will counter with Brett Myers.

On a personal note, I hope the Brewers rip Myers to shreds. He's nothing but a wife-beating piece of trash who doesn't deserve to wear a Major League Baseball uniform.

Just slightly over one year later, proving that Brett Myers moved beyond his anger issues, he added this gem. It's nice to know he's so caring toward special needs people.

The Chicago Cubs send Carlos Zambrano to the hill against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Which Big Z will show up tonight? Will it be the no-hitter Carlos who can make a team of professionals look like little leaguers? Will it be the Carlos who suffered a meltdown in his start immediately following his no-hitter? This one rarely appears. Could it be the Zambrano who becomes far too emotional and allows the opposition to get inside his head?

Here is today's schedule:

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 1:30 p.m. CT
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5 p.m. CT
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs - 8:30 CT



23 Comments
sandy
Bill - to answer your question in your other blog about my Mets fan history and marrying into a Red Sox family...funny anecdote about that. My husband didn't realize I had ever been a Mets fan until well into our relationship. When it came out, he was both horrified and impressed that over 10 years after the fact, I could name more of the extended lineup of the 1986 Mets team than he could of the Sox. Once and a while the heartbreak of 1986 will come up at a family gathering. I just chuckle when they look over at me and roll their eyes. It's all in good humor, and I really haven't followed the Mets since after highschool (late 80's).
sandy   Thursday, October 2, 2008
billpearch
That's funny.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, October 2, 2008
Amber
yay sox! i actually watched the game last night....making big strides as a bandwagoner!
Amber   Thursday, October 2, 2008
fritz
Big Z is gonna bring it tonight!
fritz   Thursday, October 2, 2008
ozthegreat
As a long time Cub fan I wasn't the least bit surprised at the result of that game. Ted Lilly should be starting this game tonight. It's too risky to put Zambrano out there in a must-win game given his track record. He's a great pitcher sometimes. But when he's bad, he's really bad. Lilly is Mr. consistency and a cool head which is what's needed tonight.
ozthegreat   Thursday, October 2, 2008
daveheinzel
Tonight's going great! I love baseball! Baseball is great!

On an unrelated note, has anybody seen my box cutter?
Dave Heinzel   Thursday, October 2, 2008
billpearch
The 2008 Cubs are teetering very close to total failure. They've dug one tremendous whole to climb out of.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, October 2, 2008
daveheinzel
I realized tonight that I'm a true Cubs fan. In all my frustration, in all my disappointment, I thought about heading up to the office, turning off the game and getting some work done. But instead I thought, you know, if they do come back, I don't want to miss it. THAT is why I'm a Cubs fan. The belief that somehow, someway, they will miraculously turn it all around on a moment's notice.

And still I sit, on the downstairs couch, watching in horror. This is a disappointment and a disgrace. A coworker of mine who is the most die-hard Cubs fan I know -- she said that if they screw it up this year, she's done with them. Dropping them for good. I feel the same way. This is pathetic.

Yet I know I can't walk away. Again, a Cubs fan.
Dave Heinzel   Thursday, October 2, 2008
courtneyheinzel
Dave, I just thought you were still down there because you're lazy.
Courtney Heinzel   Thursday, October 2, 2008
billpearch
I still think the 1984 Cubs were the most exciting team during my lifetime. The 2008 Cubs rank number two. The '84 team collapsed in the playoffs. The '08 team is simply not performing in the postseason.

I cannot give up on them. I have way too much invested in them. This really blows.

Oh wait, a seventh inning rally? It's now 7-1.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, October 2, 2008
daveheinzel
They need about 6 more innings like that. Getting a little late.
Dave Heinzel   Thursday, October 2, 2008
billpearch
Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! You know I need someone. Help!
Bill Pearch   Thursday, October 2, 2008
nheinzel
There's still hope! There's still Saturday!! GO CUBBIES!!!!!!!!!
!   Thursday, October 2, 2008
lgrant
I think Ringo is still alive.
LGrant   Thursday, October 2, 2008
nheinzel
Um, Ringo?? Oh, I get it!!
!   Thursday, October 2, 2008
nheinzel
Don't jump, Bill.
!   Thursday, October 2, 2008
daveheinzel
Well, I am glad that I hung around for the 9th inning. Two runs in, two on base and no outs. Sweet Jesus.
Dave Heinzel   Thursday, October 2, 2008
lgrant
I can't believe you people are still watching TV. I'm 2 hours behind you and I'm half-asleep. Waiting for a cake to finish baking. Guess I'm not so different. You are watching TV; I'm watching a cake. LOL
LGrant   Thursday, October 2, 2008
nheinzel
Last out. Get this bloodletting over with.
!   Thursday, October 2, 2008
nheinzel
As George Will once said, a Cub fan is 90% scar tissue.
!   Thursday, October 2, 2008
nheinzel
What kind of cake, Linda?
!   Thursday, October 2, 2008
lgrant
Wedding. Had a problem with one of them...of course the biggest so I'm having a long night. It's past my bedtime. I get up at 4 AM. LOL
LGrant   Thursday, October 2, 2008
billpearch
Only 90% scar tissue?
Bill Pearch   Friday, October 3, 2008
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