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Cubs Are Kersh’d

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Four important facts in our country’s history:

 In 1908  Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, Federal spending totaled  $0.66 billion,   a first-class stamp cost 2 cents, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series defeating Detroit 4 games to  1

In 1945 the Cubbies went back to  the Fall Classic, but even more important it was the birth of The Curse of the Billy Goat 

Pretty much  the Wrigley hipsters didn’t want  Billy Sianis and his goat to  sit  in their field level  box seats, sort of like Lonn Trost  and Brillo Levine not wanting the unwashed masses devaluing  their precious  Moat Ducats

After getting the Bum’s Rush due to a funky odor coming from  Billy’s  goat Murphy, Sianis laid the curse on the Cubbies..

“Them Cubs, they ain’t gonna win no more,”

So  there you have it, I tell you, that Billy Sianis must of been 1945’s version of the DonB, because once the Don gets mad at you, you’re finished too

Of course the Cubs lost the 1945 World Series in 7 grueling games, and haven’t been back   yet

So it’s been 108 years removed from a Ring, and 71 years since an  appearance in the Fall Classic for the NorthSiders….

After a thrilling game one win thanks to the most unlikely of heroes, Miggy Montero belting a game winning Salami, the Cubbie faithful infiltrated the FS1 Telecast background with  deliriously rowdy banter

If that’s how they’re gonna erupt after a Game 1 win in the ALCS,  better batten down the hatches if they  do somehow put Billy and his goat out to pasture once and for all..

Anyway last night the Cub faithful were dragged back to  the depths of depravity by 2016’s  October Mad-Bum Award winner Clayton Kershaw who  tossed a 7 inning gem at Chicago for a delicate  1-0 Win

7 innings, 2 hits, no runs , 1 BB, 6 K’s, a very economical 82-55 pitches.. Fifty of his 82 pitches were fast balls, of which 74% (37)  were for strikes. Kershaw delivered 23 sliders where 5 of the 7 total whiffs occurred.. He also dropped in 9 curve balls..

Kershaw seemed to  follow the A-Rod game plan of sitting around 92-94 with his fast ball  instead of muscling  96 /97.. This created more movement, and command on both sides of the plate, so  despite only 7 swings and misses and 6 punch outs he created soft contact which  kept his pitch  count low..

Kenley Jansen and his Mo Rivera cutter cleaned up  the last 6 outs getting 4 punch outs en-route to  the Save

NLCS Sources

Two men on for the Dodgers, 1 out in the 6th,  and Javy Baez pulled off a pretty cool  school  yard gimmick play

Bridge Troll, Pete Kodachrome Rose who picked the Cubs in a sweep, was humbled and had some words of advice for the North Siders

One of Kodachrome Rose’s targets is MVP candidate Tony Rizzo  has made Billy Sianis’ Goat smell like a Rose compared to his production in the play offs

Rizzo is one of the biggest-stirring straws in this drink. He posted a .292/.385/.544 slash line in the regular season with 32 homers and a career-high 109 RBI.

Since Game 162, that guy has been entirely missing in action.

Rizzo is 1 for 23 in the 2016  playoffs, with 3 walks, and 6  punch outs

It’s Ironic that Rizzo who  was traded to San Diego for Adrian Gonzalez by Theo Epstein, drove in the only run of this game with a 2nd inning HR…

Rizzo  was of course re-acquired by Epstein and has become an MVP type player, sans his 2016 playoff failures..Gonzalez almost wrecked the Cubs dreams in game one with a clutch 2 run single that knotted the game at  3..

Last night he provided the  only Thunder and Lightning in Wrigley Field

Kershaw used to be a 2 pitch  pitcher until pitching coach Tom Borzello helped him find an equalizer

 The Borzello Affect

the Whole 9


Written by Sal

October 17, 2016 at 8:43 am

Posted in Uncategorized

5 Responses

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  1. Addison Russell 1 for 22 with 3 K’s

    $180M Jason Hayward 4 for 18 .111 .158 .278 .436

    finally a contract worse then Ellsbury’s


    October 17, 2016 at 8:53 am

  2. How novel to have a pitching coach that actually teaches.


    October 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  3. That dude can pitch a little,,


    October 17, 2016 at 6:11 pm

  4. As I watch the previously despised Francona best those furriners from Toronto, i smile broadly.
    I truly hate the way joey bats and that punk-ass bitch encarnacion play the Game.
    Show offs, grandstanders,
    OK i know i am an antique old skool guy, so sue me.
    Go Cleveburgh.
    Sal,, you still have that Indian hat I bought you at the Jake??? I need to borrow it for the sweep !!!!
    lmao 😄😄


    October 18, 2016 at 8:20 am

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