Cubs In a Pearl Jam Against Padres

San Diego Padres v Chicago Cubs

Everytime I see the Cubs these days, I can’t help but hum that old familiar song, “Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you?” after last night’s debacle the song really took over and I woke up this morning singing it again. It could be that my son has gotten into watching it. Damn you Netflix! Then it hit me. Are you ready?

“Javy Javy Baez, where are you? We’ve got some work to do now.” Last night, the Padres dismantled the Cubs 13-3. Somewhere in the sixth inning, the wheels came off.

“The bullpen is such a roller coaster ride, you try to ride the good stretches as long as you can,” Reliever Wesley Wright said. “I think for the most part we did that. Coming out of the break, we’ve gotten off to a slow start. All it takes is a couple of us finding that groove”.

No matter what spin they might put on it, losing 13-3 is not a good thing. Yeah, it happens from time to time with great teams, but the San Diego Padres aren’t that great team.

There’s a book out there called, “Golf Monster” by Alice Cooper. If you haven’t read it, read it. He says in it that, “People asked me why I haven’t joined the PGA” Yes folks, Alice is quite the golfer. “Sure, I could hit 70 sometimes I could hit in the 60’s but I’m not a pro. Pros do that everyday.”

That’s the difference. Great teams don’t lose 13-3 against really bad teams. I’m not saying the Cubs are that great team, because they’re not. Going 3 for 15 with RISP is not how a team wins championships.

If the Cubs are going to move forward, I agree with those kind folks who suggest it must be that time to cut ties with Edwin Jackson. The experiment just isn’t working out. The Cubs should just eat his contract and move on.<a

Believe it.

—Mark

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