I have a couple Cubs/Astros bleacher tickets to next Wednesday’s game (August 15 at 1:20 CT), but, unfortunately, I won’t be able to use them. Rather than sell them, I’d like to give them to one of you. Who wouldn’t want to see a battle to the bottom?

Instead, here’s how I’m going to do it. See that there forlorn picture of Dale Sveum? It’s begging for a caption.

So, to win the tickets, this is all you have to do: head over to the BN Facebook page, “like” it, and drop a comment on this picture on the wall offering your caption. The comment with the most thumbs ups by Friday, August 10 at 2pm CT wins the tickets. It’s kind of like a democratic way of settling which caption is the best. (Or, which commenter has the most friends they can cajole into a thumbs up).

I’ll leave the tickets for you at will call, but make sure you respond to my Facebook message promptly if you’re the winner.

Because of the mechanics of this contest, you’ve got to be on Facebook to enter and win (my apologies). You can still offer your caption in the comments for fun and posterity, but you won’t be entered to win.

  • BetterNews

    “We stinks!”

  • ETS

    Step 1 – buy facebook stock
    Step 2 – hold many cool contests on your website that for some reason require facebook
    Step 3 – ?????
    Step 4 – profit.

    • TWC

      Well, you’ve pretty much shit the bed right there at step one, wouldn’t you say, kid?

    • MichiganGoat

      Ah the underwear gnome theory

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Hint: step 3 involves unobtanium.

      • Greyfury

        Random Avatar reference…. <3

  • cubmig

    Caption: “Sorry Bosio, but you’re the only pitcher I haven’t tried.”

  • Dwight Schrute

    “I signed up for THIS? Hey rookie, get out there!”

  • http://windycityweekly.com WindyCityWeekly

    Don’t let them see you cry, don’t let them see you cry…

  • chris

    I knew I shouldn’t have taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

  • Atfinch

    “Having all of these kids on this team feels like kindergarten all over again. They even have pink backpacks. I wonder if their parents demand naptime during the day. Speaking of naptime, I wonder if anyone would notice if I left right now to get a nap in. I’m tired of watching this team anyway.”

  • SalukiCub

    What comes after the Golden Sombrero?

    • Dougy D

      The pink sock?

  • cccubfan

    I can’t believe I have socks older than my startnig line up……

    • cccubfan

      STARTING that is….LOL

  • BetterNews

    “This is pathetic. I need a Tumbs.”

  • ColoCubFan

    If we don’t lose all three of these, Theo’s gonna kick my ass!

  • BetterNews

    “I thought I was gonna be a Pro ball manager Theo.”

  • BetterNews

    “Guess I’m gonna be doing a lot of fishing with Q.”

  • Picklenose

    Hey guys, I have a joke for you. How many rookies does it take to screw up a season?

  • keith

    Seriously, not another damn rookie!!!

  • Rod

    hmmm..what would quade do?

  • whitcaps

    “Hey guys, I know damn well I didn’t get hired for my looks so why do we keep losing?”

  • keith

    Theo, did I get demoted?

  • BetterNews

    “I guess we’ll have to start giving away tickets.”

  • Ryan Sparks

    caption: Gosh, they guys are all playing like me when I played.

  • shaun

    I still can believe these kids got.me to dress like a super hero

  • Joepoe321

    Someone is grabbing something in the background…..Impure look away!

  • ssckelley

    You called up who from Iowa?

  • Turn Two

    “Oh bother”

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett


  • Rich

    I can’t believe I over slept on career day and now this.

  • cubs1967

    “No wonder Maddux withdrew his name.”

    “Ryno wouldnt’ have put up with this shit”

    “Tell me again the upside to the Marshall trade”

    “Why can Dempster listen in trade talks, but I can’t”

    “When is Sveum bobblehead day?”

    “No fucking bonus this year!”

    “No fucking beer in the clubhouse my ass!”

    “Is this my better side?”

  • BetterNews

    “Bjax, Really? Really? Seven consecutive strikeouts?”

  • Adam

    This ones for number one

  • Bric

    “Ryan…. I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse…”

  • BetterNews

    “I should have stayed in constuction.”