2006 Cubs

A fan's account of the 2006 Cubs season.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Buying a brick

What is going on around Wrigley these days? You can buy a brick to pave the new area for $160 (plus fees of course). I looked into it and you can't get a normal message on to it due to the limited number of characters per line. I don't like this at all and don't understand why the Cubs really need to charge so much. They've got money as we all know and the new area will pay itself off in a year or so. Don't we give them enough money. I guess it is cool to have your name on a brick at Wrigley, even if is only the sidewalk outside, but $160 is a little high in my book. Would you pay that much? If so let me know.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Wade "Miller Time"

We could always use more pitching. You can never have too much and it wins games and World Series (a little forward thinking). Is this really the guy though. He was good 3 years ago and will be on the shelf for the first month or so. If he works out then I guess it is a good move. If he never gets healthy again then he is just another useless player we have signed to get us over the hump. I have faith and of course believe, but I'm not yet convinced. We'll see in May when he actually can take the ball.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Cubs Convention

I feel like a bad fan because I was not able to make it to the convention this weekend. I was lazy when tickets went on sale and didn't feel like buying tickets to the weekend from a broker. Something is wring when that happens. This is for fans, not for making money people. Enough of that goes on for game tickets. Leave this alone please. From the reports I guess not too many other people are happy wiht the off season moves. True we did not get Damon (Yankees over paid) or Furcal (now needs knee surgery before the season) but they are not that great anyway. I am not sure what people want. They got better. If (a big if) we do not get hurt this year we have a solid team. We have a shortstop and a centerfielder (unlike the much of 2005). We lost Burnitz to the O's and that is about it. We still have our pitchers despite attempts by others to trade for them. Pitching is better than hitting any day of the week. I wish I went to the convention, but it was just not worth the money. I will have to wait until April to see my beloved Cubs. At least then they will be in uniform and not in suits.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Off Season Moves

So it looks like Hendry is probably done making moves until pitchers and catchers report in about 35 days. I am very pleased with the moves. Pierre is a great leadoff man with speed. We needed someone else who cans steal a base besides D. Lee. I've always been a fan of Jones and feel like he has been in Torii Hunter's shadow for too long. Right field in Wrigley is tough, but he has proven he can field and throw. He will miss the hefty bags from the Homerdome though. Signing Mabry and others will shore up the bench in case we get the injury bug again. The best move is getting Corey Patterson out of town. I was high on him a few years ago like everyone, but he went no where. Outsiders will claim we turned on him fast, but not the case. He has never done what he was supposed to and had a bad attitude about it. Maybe he will enjoy being in Baltimore, becuase he wasn't happy here any more. I am just waiting for Eric Patterson to produce something so the family name can be saved.
Of course I think that the Cubs will win it all, while at the same time know that they won't. That is the life of a Cubs fan so that is what I do.