Well, the Cubs took all the excitement out of what was already a relatively unexciting game. Rodrigo Lopez couldn’t make it his usual four innings before giving up runs, but it didn’t matter much once the Cubs started swinging. Everybody got in on the fun tonight. Everybody except Bryan LaHair, that is. Because he didn’t start.


  • Dan0mite

    Before the game I sent Carrie Muskatt a snarky comment (via Twitter) about Quade rewarding Lahair. She responded by saying she assumed it was just because Quade wanted Baker in because of his .321 BA against lefties. I didn’t write her back but after last night and this late in the season; you find a spot for Lahair, anywhere.

  • NyN

    Muskatt is an idiot too, She has always built up whatever bum was running this team in the ground.

  • dreese

    Ortiz and Reed Johnson (although good) are not part of the long term vision on this team, why play them?

  • JP

    Y U NO bat players hitting over .500?????!?!?!!?!

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Ha. Nice.

    • http://www.frenchrocks.net Ian Afterbirth

      Because LaHair makes an out almost half the time.

  • cubs4life

    even if it is a lefty on the mound, i think you got to play lahair.. we need to see what he can do, and that includes against south paws, quade needs to play him so we know what we have in him. know if he can be an everyday player or not…

  • JP

    Yeah I think we know what we have in Pena, Baker, soriano, Colvin combo…. There are plenty of places to squeeze him in when he’s been tearing the cover off the ball lately, or all year… What the hell are we trying to see out of the vets, we know what we have in the other guys.

    • Hansman1982

      The only problem is quade is auditioning for his next job

  • philoe beddoe

    What pathetic times are these when Rodrigo Lopez and Dontrelle Willis are trotted out there to start a major league game.  If you have sons…teach them to pitch.

    • Toosh

      It’s been that way for years.

    • CubFan Paul

      im going to teach my sons how to kick. becoming a NFL kicker might be easier and is easy money if they’re accurate ..im seriously going to put field goal posts in my backyard ..my kids becoming kickers is my Plan B retirement

      • hardtop

        you need to teach them to kick AND punt well.  get paid twice, and save a roster spot …which should get you even more coin.  what a life that would be.

        janikowski is old and fat and still rakes in millions.

        • CubFan Paul

          thats the plan ..even the retread kickers who are only on rosters for half the year and constantly free agents still make a Good living

        • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

          I kicked a 63-yarder in my back yard last night. It was no big thing.


    If they can’t pitch, teach them to switch hit.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      And if they’re too big for that, teach them to long-snap.

      • CubFan Paul

        long snap too..

  • Ed

    And if they can’t do any of those things teach them how to set up a world class sports blog…

    • packman711

      Oh snap.

      At least he’s saying it’s world class…?

      • millertime

        It’s the internet. You can make whatever claim you want.  The reality police have no jurisdiction here.