Something Fishy

Ok, I’m really a sucker for those kind of things.  The truth is that after Ryan Dempster threw a beauty of a game, the Cubs got whipped by the Marlins 13-5.  I don’t think it was Carlos Zambrano’s fault and I think the finger pointing is well left in the first half of the season.  The fact is the Cubs got beat up yesterday.  They got beat up in the kind of game where some teams just have your number.  Here’s an example:

A few years ago, the Ottawa Senators were in the playoffs and after going three rounds where they just destroyed any competition that came their way, they were expected to go on and win the Stanley Cup.  However, the Anaheim Ducks were just a better team than the Senators and beat up them to win the Stanley Cup.  Was it anything the Sens did wrong?  Should they have changed their game plan?  Fire their coach the next season?  There were so many questions, but it all boiled down to the Ducks simply were the better team and they won.  Congratulations.  When a team plays hard and doesn’t win, it’s just as good as winning.

Carlos Zambrano pitched a good game and the Marlins had his number yesterday.  I think maybe that’s why this season has been frustrating because too many teams have had the Cubs number.  We’ll get em next time.

—Mark Gauthier


  1. Red State Blue State · July 17, 2011

    I also think that the Cubs have an unraveling problem. By that, I mean that when one little thing goes wrong, it usually leads to another little thing… then a bigger thing… then a huge thing… then the wheels are off and all that’s left is wreckage.


  2. Michael David · July 18, 2011

    It’s a really frustrating season in all for the Cubbies. I’m not sure if they can turn things around this season or not, but hopefully they’ll be able to make something out of it. Lots of suprised in the NLCentral for sure.
    ‘Minoring In Baseball’


  3. mlblogsbluejaysnest · July 18, 2011

    I agree with Jeff, things really seemed to snowball on the Cubs this year. I’ve said all along they have the talent, just not the chemistry. Unfortunately they have some of those guys tied to big contracts so cleaning house may not be so easy.


  4. strictlycubsbaseball · July 19, 2011

    The Cubs miss the clubhouse leadership of D. Lee for certain. This team is not a close team as a whole. The talent is there, but the chemistry and leadership are not.



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