Joe Morgan's General Ineptness & Cubs/Cards Random Thoughts
Joe Morgan kept talking about how "agressive" Dusty Baker is. Has he watched a Cubs game this season? Scott Podsednik has more stolen bases than our entire team.
Morgan's long winderd story about his "game-winning hit" in his first game as a pro shows how he will go to any length to talk about himself.
I wonder if Matt Lawton's conversation with Mahoney before belting a solo homer opposite field qualifies as "calling your shot." If I were Matt Lawton I'd be on the horn with the agent right now trying to lock up an endorsement deal.
According to Joe Morgan, Matt Lawton's homer was on a first pitch fastball, a feat even more impressive considering Lawton's home run was on the second pitch after taking a first pitch curveball. Touch em all, Joe.
As much as I want to hate Albert Pujols, he seems like a geniune nice guy and overall caring person (I remember an ESPN segment on how he donates a lot of money to various children's causes and whatnot). I'll tell you what, though, as nice a guy as he is he sure is a scary and mean looking SOB when he bats. I love it.
So Kerry Wood is making 8 million dollars as a set-up man and people cry that he is overpaid. My guess is that in ten years paying 8 million a season for a quality set-up man will be a bargain.
Speaking of ten years, did anyone think 10 years ago watching MTV that Dave Matthews Band would now be doing NFL promos, Blues Traveler would be hawking Busch Light, and Hootie would be crooning about spicy chicken sandwiches from Burger King?
That ESPN lady Erin Andrews is superhot.
What is up with Tony Larussa's tinted sunglasses during a night game? I've heard of people reading lips before, but the next time an opposing player reads a manager's eyes will be the first.
Final Thought: If in the beginning of the season, you would have told me that Mark Prior would start a game and Kerry Wood would come out of the bullpen in the same game, I probably would have assumed it would be Game 7 of the World Series scenario. My, how things change.