Cubs Con, ARod, and Friday Night at Lizzie’s Irish Pub

I had it in my head this morning that I was going to write this huge diatribe about ARod and the Biogenesis scandal, following last night’s 60 Minutes take down. But then I  started seeing ARod posts from everyone from the time I woke up until now, and, frankly, I’m sick to death of talking about ARod. If you want to know my opinion, I think MLB stepped waaaay over the line to get evidence, but I also think ARod is a cheating piece of shit who is hardly a victim. So, there you go. Deadspin has a pretty interesting take on the whole thing.

Because there is NOTHING happening in the world of Cubs baseball right now, I’ll just remind you all that Cubs Con kicks off this weekend. I still haven’t decided if I want to go (I mean, I guess I DON’T want to go, but I’m trying to decide if I should), but I will be at the Cubs fans meetup Friday night at 8 pm at Lizzie’s Irish Pub. Hope to see all of you there.

Now, I shall open the floor. What do you want to talk about today? Cubs Baseball? Rays baseball? The Golden Globes? Downton Abbey? I’m all ears.

20 thoughts on “Cubs Con, ARod, and Friday Night at Lizzie’s Irish Pub

  1. cfcarrico says:

    Morning Julie….CBS sports selected their all-time Cubs team & posted it yesterday…I wondered what everyone would think of their choices…The link is here: http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24407082/alltime-singleseason-team-chicago-cubs

    1. juliedicaro says:

      Part of me wants to scream for Sandberg and Grace, but I’m thinking about whether or not that’s rational. . . .

      1. cfcarrico says:

        I had some reservations about the Hornsby/Sandberg debate too, Julie…But if you go by single season stats, Hornsby beats Sandberg hands down…As for their first base choice, it’s a toss-up in my book…..

        1. Dusty Baylor says:

          Eh..Lee’s best season beats any of Grace’s seasons, or Ernie Banks’ seasons at 1B…

    2. NotAgain says:

      Thanks for the link!

      My primary take-away from the article (which is very interesting) is this:
      “Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in just over a month.”

      Thank you, baseball Jeebuz.

    3. NotAgain says:

      …and then they destroy their very premise on the first position by NOT picking the statistically superior player.

      1. Dusty Baylor says:

        Except for runs, hits, doubles, triples, HR’s, RBI’s, and slash line …yes Wilkins was superior.
        Wilkins: .303/.376/.561
        Hartnett .339/.404/.630

  2. Doc Blume says:

    I cannot fathom why Gabby Hartnett was picked over Koyie Hill.

  3. Doc Blume says:

    I cannot fathom why all my comments are ending up unthreaded.

  4. NotAgain says:

    I don’t seem to be having a problem…

  5. NotAgain says:

    … except in certain cases…

  6. johnnywest333 says:

    I will be attending my first CubsCon this year. I look forward to meeting whoever decides to show up. Kyle Hendricks will be stopping by to say hi to any LOHO bloggers that wish to chat with him. If you want to reach me while you are there please email me johnnywest333@yahoo.com

    See ya there!!! :)

  7. johnnywest333 says:

    Not sure how to respond to this…

  8. NotAgain says:

    It’s designed for and aimed at children. As stated in the article: “The Cubs say the mascot will not be on top of the dugout between innings, tossing T-shirts or hot dogs into the stands, and it won’t disrupt the game.”

  9. sloanpeterson2 says:

    Clark the Cub looks a little too happy, if you know what I mean…

  10. sloanpeterson2 says:

    If the mascot catches on, he will probably have a t shirt gun…

  11. Doc Blume says:

    How the hell can the Cubs have a mascot that is:

    Happy?
    Hopeful?
    Sober?
    Cute?

    John McDonough would never have allowed this bullshit…if he decided on having a mascot, he would have had a live bear that ate the children of the opposing team’s fans.

  12. sloanpeterson2 says:

    So you want multiple Cub mascots with those names too? :)

  13. Doc Blume says:

    Well…maybe something like:

    Doubtful
    Crabby
    Drunk

    and

    Doc

    Why no have multiple mascots. Don’t the Brewers technically have multiple mascots beside Bernie Brewer…you know…those stupid sausages?

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