Don’t get me wrong, Carlos Marmol was horrible today as well, but this is a play the fat kid you stick behind the plate in Little League should make. Colvin makes a perfect throw to beat the runner by 10 feet at home and Soto’s haste not only cost the Cubs a nice 3-game winning streak…but all important momentum. Lou agrees with me, too.
Think about it, going into the 9th, the only run had been scored on a suicide squeeze(!), and the Cubs were looking to take the first 3 games after the break from the two time defending NL champs, at home on a beautiful Chicago summer Saturday in front of 41,000+ rabid (drunk) fans frantic to celebrate their collective hope for a salvaged 2010 season.
Instead, thanks to Soto’s ineptitude, we all got bupkis and, as a Cubs fan, you are almost duty-bound to start some shit with anyone wearing red and that can only lead to a night in the Belmont & Western drunk tank. Now, I have to get bailed out by my drama-queen ex-girlfriend Kristin who cheated on me with her metrosexual co-worker Kyle because she’s the only one who can get there quickly enough to save me from spending the weekend at the Cook County lockup. And then she thinks that means we’re back together.
See what happens when you don’t catch the goddamn ball, Geo?*
*story is fictional. C’mon…you should know by now I’ve never had a ‘girlfriend’.