baseball

the curse of the cubs continues?

the chicago cubs are losing right now, 9-4. it seems it shouldn't have gotten to this point but it has. last night they should have won the game, but a fan got in the way. you can see a still of the play at [thesmokinggun.com]

the poor sap will probably have to move out of the chicago area if the cubs lose tonight. if they happen to win tonight he will just be a minor footnote. i can't imagine how he must feel with all those eyes, the stares of hatred towards him for possibly screwing up a chance to go to the world series.

but they say one play shouldn't make a whole game. wait, i think that actually only applies to football. oh well, the guy is screwed.

i'm not saying i'm a cubs fan. out of the teams that are left - the marlins, cubs, red sox, and yankees - i am rooting for the sox and cubs. i am actually a yankees fan out of all the teams, but want to see someone else playing in the big game.

i sort of feel sorry for dusty baker. he goes to another team, after giants, and gets this close to the world series - two years in a row - only to lose it in the eight inning of game six. it must hurt.

pac bell no more

it had to happen sooner or later. pac bell park is no longer. it shall forever be called [sbc park]...for at least 24 years.

it just doesn't sound right, like 3com park didn't sound right. then it was 3com park @ candlestick point, which surely didn't sound right. i'm sure 10 years from now sbc park will roll off the tounge, and pac bell will be but a memory. afterall sbc/pac bell did fess up 50 million dollars to help build the ballpark. i guess they get a say in what to call it.