This afternoon the Chicago Cubs (54-70) host the St. Louis Cardinals (66-58) at beautiful Wrigley Field.
Took a gander at the standings in the paper this morning and I see here that the Cards are 6 1/2 games out of 1st as well as the Wild Card. Now, I don't typically take pleasure in another teams misfortune, but it is good to know that just like our Cubs - the Cardinals look to be watching the playoffs from their couches.
Oh and by the way, The Cubs fired GM Jim Hendry this morning.
A few workers have installed a nice banner and what looks to be a dandy statue for our old pal, Ron Santo, who passed last December. Ernie and Billy already have have their statues - both with the Cubs greats up to bat. But Ronnie is captured in this here statue playing defense - forever frozen firing the ball across the diamond from third.
The dedication ceremony will be held before Wednesday's game against the Washington Nationals at 5:30 pm
|Looks to be a dandy day for some baseball|
The Chicago Cubs (47-65) return to Wrigley Field this afternoon riding a season high 5 game win streak. Not that it really matters at this point, but it sure has been nice to see the boys rattle off a few wins in a row.
Today we take on the Cincinnati Reds (54-57) and the Washington Nationals (53-58) will be in on Monday. It's only a 6 game homestand, and I tell you what, sure would be nice to see the Cubs with a 11 game win streak before they leave town again.
|Former Cubs skipper, Dusty Baker this morning|
|Not certain what this means|
Posted by Wayne
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You see, while "roadies" were hard at work turning Wrigley Field into a rock-n-roll stadium for this week's Paul McCartney show, a few Cubs folks were also hard at working pouring concrete. Now that the post-concert dust has settled, there is a statue sized square of concrete right near the Billy Williams statue. The one that went in just this last year.
One would suppose that Ron Santo's statue will takes its place right here, right next to his old buddy.