Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Little Things

While the Cubs did what they had to do in beating the Cardinals twice, they didn't do what they needed to do in sweeping them. Why didn't they sweep them? Because, there are still to many stupid baseball players on this team that Jim Hendry has assembled. Look at what Barry Rozner compiled about the end of yesterday's game:

So the Cubs are down 2 runs in the eighth Monday and the Cards send their closer out for a 2-inning save, but the Cubs make Jason Isringhausen throw only 16 pitches in two frames.

After Derrek Lee led with a 6-pitch walk, Aramis Ramirez — here’s a shock — swung at the first pitch and flied out. After Daryle Ward swung at the first pitch and singled, Mark DeRosa swung at the first pitch and hit into a double play.

In the ninth, Matt Murton swung at the fourth pitch, Jason Kendall at the second and Jake Fox at the first.

Ball game.

Brilliance of this level is not rewarded with winning. Perhaps the next general manager will get talented players who are also smart.

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