The 2011 baseball season is underway, and it certainly looks like the Cubs will extend that no-World Series ring streak to 103-that's years for you UC Santa Cruz Community Studies majors-103 years since the last time the Cubs won a world series and 66 since they last won a pennant. In fact, to commemorate that achievement, there was a convention last week in Chicago for all Cub fans who experienced that championship (pictured below).
Al Capone was the guest of honor.
1908 World Champion Chicago Cubs-"Let the dynasty begin"
Above is the Cubs' 1908 World Series trophy.
This year's Waveland Street champs features two "big-time" new-comers, Carlos Pena and Matt Garza. So far, Pena is hitting about .116 with no homers, while Garza is still winless. We have a great-looking shortstop named Starlin Castro. Hits a ton, but made three errors in one inning this week. That makes seven for the year and counting.
At second base, we have a kid named Darwin Barney, who could be the next Ryan Theriot.
He's getting a lot of hits, but purely singles.
Aramis Ramirez is still at third, hitting well, but only has one homer. He'll get injured any day now. Fukadome is having his annual hot April to be followed by a final batting average of .259 and ten homers. Big deal. Of course, Alfonso Soriano is standing around in left field playing out year number five of that disasterous 8 year deal. They can't give him away. And last year's phenom, Ty Colvin? Can't hit and he's on the bench.
Then there is the ever-disappointing Big Z-for zero- Zambrano. He got lit up this week. Look for him to win 10-14 games and have another melt-down in the dugout. Dempster is getting bombed and the numbers 4 and 5 starters are on the DL.
Anyway, as I write this, the Cubbies are 3 games under five hundred and I can only wonder what old Lou Piniella is up to down in Florida.
Enjoying his retirement and remembering "the good old days."