Who Would Have Thought?

Who would have thought that the Pittsburgh  Pirates would be this good?  I had no idea and I also thought that Chicago might do better this season. Yesterday, the Cubs were beat 9-2.

I’m not being cynical or anything but it’s the All Star break and I really didn’t think the Cubs would be this bad.  Second worst record in the majors!  37-55 record.

There was a dugout argument between Ryan Dempster and Mike Quade.  I don’t know about anyone else but there’s trouble with this team.  Barring a miracle, the likely chances of the Cubs making the post season or even for that matter turning the corner to respectability is a long haul.  They can do it, but something’s gotta change.  I’m not expecting Quade to come back after the all Star break.

Aramis Ramirez says,Èveryone needs a break.“

I think they need more practice.

—Mark Gauthier


  1. mlblogsbluejaysnest · July 11, 2011

    I can’t even begin to explain why Pittsburgh has been so good. It’s not like adding Lyle Overbay was the one missing piece they needed to become contenders. As for the Cubs it seems like every year they have the talent, just not the chemistry to get along in the club house.



  2. Red State Blue State · July 11, 2011

    What a disappointment Quade has been. He has no control over that team, a team that definitely needs some structure and control and discipline to be decent.


  3. WrigleyRegular · July 12, 2011

    I don’t think they will make a managerial move before the season ends. I doubt that the Cubs would want a repeat of last year when the interim guy comes in and has a good run and then what do you do with him. I think Quade will be gone the day after the season ends and then they will be able to start fresh with a new guy next year.


  4. Michael David · July 14, 2011

    I thought Quade was the guy the players wanted, and that’s why they chose him over Sandberg. Too bad they’re not responding to him, I was rooting for him to do well. Could be a long shot now to get Ryne back into the organization, too.
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’


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