No Steep Mountain

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The Rockies came to Chicago hoping to take an easy win from the Cubs. That didn’t happen. At all. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies in a lopsided victory 9-1.
“Thank you for coming out, we hope that Wrigley Field tour was to your satisfaction, tomorrow we’ll show you where our new video board will be placed.”.

The factor that is getting the Cubs these wins and I don’t mind repeating my self is guys like Travis Wood who got the win.

“He’s doing a lot of this without secondary pitches,” Sveum said. “It’s not like he’s throwing a lot of curveballs or changeups. He’s mixing in those pitches and using them when he has to against people who are vulnerable, and able to use both sides of the plate and be aggressive and not walk people and help out with his bat, too.”

The ageless wonder and the Cubs poster boy for excessive spending Alfonso Soriano, is proving that the money is well spent dinged his fourth home run and helping the Cubs win three in a row.

You know, it all starts with Alfonso Soriano, because he is this team’s leader and he’s the one that’s going to help the guys win the World Series. If he’s doing well, it’s going to spread down to the younger guys like Starlin Castro.

“The only thing I think about is that — winning it here,” Starlin Castro said. “It’s going to be unbelievable. That’s why those people (President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer) are signing people here for multiyear (deals), to be here when the team is competing every season.

With Anthony Rizzo’s signing, Happy Times might be here again. Just in a couple of years.

“Every time we win here and you hear that ‘Go Cubs Go’ song, for me personally I get a vision of going to the playoffs,” Rizzo said. “I think we’re going in the right direction. … We’re not far off right now. We’re going to continue to build and be a powerhouse.”

Ok, it’s a tradition up here to take a jab at the Toronto Maple Leafs. Last night, the Leafs got ousted from the NHL playoffs and because I’m a tried and true Ottawa Senators fan, here goes,

Q: What do the Maple Leafs, Argonauts and Blue Jays all have in common besides being based in Toronto?

A: None of them can play hockey.

Actually, it was a heartbreaking loss. I feel for them, I really do.

The Cubs continue their dominating ways tonight against the Rockies, game time is 8:05 eastern.

—Mark

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