Wow, after Kerry Woods’ tragic hot tub injury earlier this month, I was SURE that Prior would soon follow in injury. Boy was I glad to be wrong! Prior is now scheduled to start against the Mariners next week! Too bad I was right about him needing more bench last year. Prior eneded the year with what can only be described as a stellar 1-6 record with a magical 7.21 ERA.
Personally, I have not given up on Prior in any way. Wood is another story, but, Prior still has hope. Prior has also done something Wood has failed to do – win 15 games in a season. Prior is ready for a standout season. The Cubs will need his help in the starting rotation. Between Ted Lilly and Jason Marquis, there are PLENTY of question marks in the rotation.
Piniella said that Prior would be starting game 5 of spring training. Ted Lilly was expected to start Game 5, but, has now been moved into the Game 6 starters role. Prior needs to get ready, because the Cubs will need him as they begin their WORLD SERIES hunt in 2007!
Good News: Prior is feeling good, Bad News: My Cardinal friends are flamers.
What does a guy have to do to get some respect around here? Ron Santo, a Cubs fixture on the field and now the booth, missed the HOF by a whopping 5 votes this year, getting 69.5% and needing 75%. Santo is now voted on by the HOF Veterns Committee. These Veterans (a.k.a. Grumpy Old Men) have left Santo out – again. This was the Veterans committees’ third vote since they were created. Guess how many people these guys have voted in: 0. About the same chances the Cardinal’s have of winning another game at Wrigley this year! GO CUBS!
Well, Sadly Cubs fans, Ronnie Santo didn’t make it. However, on a bright note, this article mentions the POSSIBLE disbanding of the Grumpy Old Men over at the HOF. This includes Hall Of Fame broadcasters, writers, and players. At least some former Cubbies stuck up for Ronnie,
“Former Cubs Williams, Ernie Banks, Bruce Sutter and Ryne Sandberg no doubt were in Santo’s corner, but they didn’t have enough votes to put him over the top.
“I talked to Ernie (Banks) yesterday,” Williams said. “Everybody involved, maybe we’re a little partial toward him because we were teammates, and I really thought the credentials that he has, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.”
To the sportswriters, the Bearded Bears say:
Since the football season is over I no longer say the Our Papa, but I have a new prayer that I have vowed to say every day of lent.
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy drink,
Thy will be drunk,
I will be drunk,
At home as in the tavern,
Give us this day our foamy heard,
And forgive us our spillages,
As we forgive those who spill against us.
And lead us not into incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers,
For thine is the Beer, The Bitter, and the Lager,
. . . . Go Cards!
The perfect woman…..
The perfect broadcaster…..
The perfect place to watch a game…..
The perfect beer…..
The perfect picture…..
The PERFECT team…..
As you might guess, there are MANY Cardinal fans excited after last years season. This exicited Cardinal Fan made his own sign for all Cubs fans. Cool. Are those, wait a minute, Oakley’s and a Mullet? And why so judgmental? Can’t we all get along? And drink beer? No – some Cardinals fans must ruin it for all.
To this I say, “GO CUBS”!
I was pulling up to the church for Ash Wednesday and I noticed this sign.
Now, this Bearded Bear loves Santo, he named his dog after the Cubs legend. GO RONNIE! Also, because a certain Mr. Nick Brabson and I are in the EFHOF (Extreme Foosball Hall Of Fame), we KNOW what it takes to be an HOF’er. SANTO, has got the numbers, and the great life accomplishments.
Another blog is having a HEATED discussion about Ronnie. Check it out!