The Ultimate Solution To The Cubs’ Drought – Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Ultimate Solution To The Cubs’ Drought – Bleed Cubbie Blue.

It’s been weeks since I gave an update on the 2011 Chicago Cubs, so here goes. After toying with the .500 mark ten times in the first three weeks of the season (a new record! See my last Cubs post.), the Cubbies have begun an early season swoon (called a “May swoon” in distinction from the “June swoon”!). They just got swept by the inferior Houston Astro’s to fall 8 games under .500 at 23-31. When the pitching is bad, the hitting is good – they just can’t score more than the other team! And when the pitching is good, they can’t hit – still under-scoring the other team!

But there is always a silver-lining with Cubs’ fan, and this special blog gave us some much-needed good news this week. When the Cubs play baseball games in “throwback” uniforms, they are 5-0 all-time! Sure enough, here’s the re-cap:

It has recently been called to my attention, after the Cubs‘ win in Boston’s Fenway Park wearing 1918 replica uniforms, that the Cubs are undefeated all-time wearing throwback uniforms. These games are as follows:

June 21, 1992 at Phillies. The Cubs won 5-2, wearing 1948-style road uniforms. A memorable moment was provided by starting pitcher Mike Morgan, who threw his first pitch of the day with an old-fashioned windmill windup. (Wish I could find video of this, I vividly remember watching it.)

June 16, 1997 at White Sox. The Cubs won 8-3, wearing 1911-style road uniforms. This was the first-ever Cubs/White Sox regular season interleague game; the ’97 Cubs were a bad team, but went in and demolished the Sox that day. What was most satisfying was teeing off on ex-Cub Jaime Navarro, who gave up 11 hits and seven runs in seven innings.

June 12, 2008 vs. Braves at Wrigley Field. The Cubs won 3-2 in 11 innings wearing 1948-style home uniforms. This was done in honor of WGN-TV’s 60th anniversary of doing Cubs games; the telecast was partly done in old-fashioned style and Len Kasper paid homage to Jack Brickhouse by yelling “Hey! Hey!” when Jim Edmonds hit a two-out, game-tying HR in the last of the ninth. The Cubs won when Reed Johnson got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

May 4, 2011 at Dodgers. The Dodgers are doing a number of games this year wearing 1944 blue Brooklyn Dodger road uniforms; the Cubs matched them with 1940’s era road uni’s of their own. Carlos Zambrano outdueled ex-Cub Ted Lilly, who gave up homers to Geovany Soto, Marlon Byrd and Carlos Pena. The Cubs won 5-1.

May 21, 2011 at Red Sox. The Cubs wore their 1918 World Series replicas, as did the Red Sox; Boston had a bizarre error-filled inning, giving the Cubs an eight-run 8th, and the Cubs won 9-3, their only win in the interleague series at Fenway Park.

So it’s clear. It’s gotta be the throwbacks. I propose that the Cubs now wear throwback uniforms for every game they play.

To that I say, “Yessirree, give the Cubbies them old uniforms!” This blogger even has some suggestions for styles; read about it at the link above.

And, finally, our promised “famous” Cub’s quote:

There is one thing I will never believe, and that is the Sox are better than the Cubs.

After losing the 1906 World Series to the Chicago White Sox

Frank Chance
Chicago Cubs
Manager and First Base
Contributed by: Lee Gibbs

(Yes, daughter Kim, this is for YOU!)

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The Last Cedar of Lebanon

Tree Fellers – The Sacred Sandwich.

Time for a little Friday humor from the “Sacred Sandwich”. Enjoy!


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