Coming into today’s game against the Mariners, the last time the Cubs were 9 games under .500 was June 2, 2007…which just happened to be the day Lou went on his last ever ‘Sweet Lou’ tirade, much to the delight of the Wrigley Field faithful. The stunt actually seemed to convince the Cubs they were playing for a guy who cared as much as them and they proceeded to roar into 1st place and capture back-to-back NL Central titles.
That was then.
Now, all we get is the somewhat perturbed ‘Geezer Lou’ who huffs & puffs for a second and then lets the ump talk him into not getting tossed. Yes, the Cubs did win, but this geriatric squabble was more the equivalent of a disagreement over dominoes than an attempt to kick-start his foundering ballclub.
Somewhere, Rob Dibble is screaming at the poor girl who brought him Ranch instead of Bleu Cheese.