A Needed Kick in the Ass Before the Game Two Chat

I along with half of Cubs Nation had an uneasy time last night….I went in search of what other Cubs fans were feeling…I got sat down and give a good talking to by Kurt  Evans from Goat Riders of the Apocolypse…Kurt says:

Forgive me if I am going to come off as a little harsh, and if you are disturbed by this post, then I can only ask you to think back about the things you have said about the Cubs in the past couple of hours and compare them in terms of disturbedness – if that’s even a word. (My spell check says it’s not.)

I also want to preference* myself by saying that I am not trying to be a dick.  I promise.

(*Inside joke)

To the lovely, wonderful Cub fans out there who have given up on this season because of one loss, what the hell is the matter with you?  What kind of fans are you?  How disturbed must you be, how damaged must the Cubs have made you for you to cut and run with the team needing two losses before the season is over?

Seriously.  I just saw the same game that you saw.  I felt the same frustration.  I cursed.  I wanted to bury my head in the ground.  I yelled at Dempster for reverting to the pitcher he was Pre ’08.  I yelled at Soriano for his hack routine.  I yelled at Derrek for grounding into a double play.  I didn’t ridiculously give up on an entire season because of one stinkin’ loss.

I know I can’t expect Cub fans to be like me.  I hate the Pollyannas out there who cling to the bitter end, until the very last out of the final game even if the Cubs are being blown out.  Those people make me want to puke.  But as much as I hate Cub Fan Pollyanna, I can’t stand Cub Fan Nietzsche even more.  Oh yes, the world is a dark, dank place, the Cubs will never win, good things will never happen, please do us a favor and go sodomize yourselves with a splintering broom handle.  If I could quit the Nietzsches out there as readers, I would.  If I could magically ban their computers from reading this blog, I’d do it.

So the Cubs lost tonight.  Yes, it’s devastating.  Yes, any momentum they took with them into the playoffs evaporated tonight.  But it’s not the loss that will kill them in ’08, it’s the fact that tomorrow night, they will be playing in a ballpark where the fans have sucked out all the oxygen.  Home field advantage doesn’t exist in a place where 25 players compete in front of 40,000 sad participants who are already lamenting a lost season before it even ends.  For Chrissakes, show some heart, it’s the least you’d demand of the players on your favorite team!

I’ve predicted that if the Cubs lost Game One, they could be swept, and the negative fans are the reason why.  I will stand by that prediction.

However, although the Cubs offense faltered, and although the Cubs starting pitcher failed, the biggest culprit from tonight’s loss won’t be out there tomorrow.  Ryan Dempster will be sitting in the dugout, starring vacantly onto the field, wondering what would’ve happened if he hadn’t soft served that pitch.

In the meantime, the fiercest, most competitive Cub in my lifetime will be on the mound.  He’ll be angry.  He’ll be ready.

As for those of you who have deep sixed the season, I only ask that you keep it that way.  Don’t watch the games.  Don’t bother, it’s all over anyway, right?  Don’t read the blogs.  Why would you, we’re hopelessly devoted to the belief that anything can happen in a 5 game series.  You wouldn’t waste your time, right?

Courtesy of Goat Riders of the Apcolypse

The Goat Rider web site is full of scorn for all of us….get behind the fucking team and have a little faith.

Thanks to Kurt and GROTA for the lesson…sorry I didnt contact you for re-print permission…hope the full credit and the links are enough for now….we are 100% behind you.

See you at game time here or the chat….and be sure to check out Goat Riders of the Apocolypse now and later and often.


82 Responses to A Needed Kick in the Ass Before the Game Two Chat

  1. mikeychx says:

    yes it is a big slurp fest for GROTA…but something we all needed to hear

  2. mikeychx says:

    CC Lost…not impressive

  3. wrigleybear85 says:

    Whats up my fellow Cub fans

  4. mikeychx says:

    slow start gotta brush of the hang overs i am sure….usually picks up soon

  5. cuban4cubs says:

    yo guys sry about the bad vibe last night just brant brown in my mind…

  6. mikeychx says:

    so you read the rant then cuban?

  7. mikeychx says:

    is he still in the league?

  8. mikeychx says:

    i think boze cubbies is back now…rumor has it hes at the game…hopefully he checks in

  9. mikeychx says:

    different vibe tonight already…i am fucking pumped about this game

  10. Larry says:

    Hello everybody. Let’s get some runs and win this game!!

  11. mikeychx says:

    what up larry…fuck yes…go cubs

  12. Larry says:

    I want too see the Cub bats come out of the deep freeze

  13. mikeychx says:

    Cubs win tonight….we WILL hear the Song

  14. mikeychx says:

    boze checked in…he may be at the game

  15. cuban4cubs says:

    gonna need the fans to get Z hype and looks like they are up to the task..

  16. mikeychx says:

    these fucking mental mistakes gotta stop….but go cubs anyways

  17. Larry says:

    They can’t keep goobering up these easy plays.

  18. cuban4cubs says:

    omg i’m starting to cry..

  19. mikeychx says:

    stop with the fuckin booing already

  20. Larry says:

    Get the K and then get the third out and go bat

  21. cuban4cubs says:

    holy shit

  22. mikeychx says:

    glad to see the cheering section is alive.

  23. Larry says:

    Lou is being outmanaged. Re-think the extension, maybe?? Nah!!

  24. Larry says:

    Gotta get this kid and he is dangerous

  25. mikeychx says:

    no way larry…this is 100% on the defense….lou is solid…the pressure is high…but the cubs will win…keep the faith

  26. cuban4cubs says:

    the dodgers look like the better team out there..

  27. Larry says:

    This inning is on the infield. Props to Torre for his play calling

  28. mikeychx says:

    we have given them 7 outs….

  29. Larry says:

    If I had been asked to make the lineup, I would have gone with DeRo in right, Johnson in left and Fontenot at 2nd base. Nothing else would have changed.

  30. cuban4cubs says:

    i’m gonna take a little break, will still watch the game but i need to be alone now..

  31. Larry says:

    I can see 2 outs. Are you counting the bunt as a 3rd, or did I miss something? Click to the debate on accasion.

  32. Larry says:

    cuban, come back when we hang a couple on the board.

  33. mikeychx says:

    two double play balls booted…AND the actual 3 outs

  34. cuban4cubs says:

    no larry i’m not a fair weather fan.. we dont need to score for me to get right.. just need to calm down is all..

  35. Larry says:

    Gotcha – but even if Theriot fields the ball, I think they just get one. DeRo should have made sure of one – instead they got none. We need base runners. Patience on the pitcher.

  36. mikeychx says:

    thank God Z got those Ks

  37. Larry says:

    cuban, I know exactly where you are coming from. Just chill a little

  38. mikeychx says:

    i think cuban is removing himself due to not being able to be positive right now….i appreciate that….i cant drink that kool aid right now

  39. Larry says:

    Swinging at shit again!! When they get impatient, the hits don’t come.

  40. mikeychx says:

    thanks cuban….sincerly…come back when we get the rally going

  41. mikeychx says:

    winds blowing left to right out…good news

  42. Larry says:

    These infielders are killing the Cubs

  43. mikeychx says:

    so many extra outs

  44. Larry says:

    Wind blowing out but the Dodgers are the only ones hitting and getting base runners. We keep helping extend innings with errors.

  45. mikeychx says:

    it will all change soon….keep the faith brother

  46. Larry says:

    Soto can’t even throw the ball to the mound!! WTF is going on with these guys???

  47. Larry says:

    Yea!!!! Big K

  48. Larry says:

    Let’s get some runs, boys. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 – any of those sound really good. Get Wrigley rocking!!

  49. mikeychx says:

    any normal LF would have caught that…go Manny

  50. mikeychx says:

    sweet fucking play by lee

  51. Larry says:

    Another 6-4-3 to wipe out the inning. 2 freakin’ hits. Unbelievable. If it’s possible, the Cubs look worse this year than they did last year. I might have to take a break as well because the Cubs are doing absolutely nothing to warrant feeling good about this game.

  52. Larry says:

    Meltdown time. Get the pen working

  53. Larry says:

    Just a tad short. Good try Jimmy

  54. Larry says:

    Put Johnson in – he’ll swing the bat.

  55. Larry says:

    I guess I’m talking to myself, so I am checking out.

  56. mikeychx says:

    no…i am back…just got lonely with nothing to say…thought everyone checked out

  57. mikeychx says:

    gotta feel for Z there

  58. cuban4cubs says:

    that was the season.. 1st time Z just sat down without any emotion..

  59. cuban4cubs says:

    did you see that look on the OLD lady’s face.. what a shame this team does this year in and year out..

  60. mikeychx says:

    put on your yllar pac…for the bottom of the 7th….we have an offense that outscored the dodgers 275-250 AFTER they got ramirez…the offense is there they just need to break out….it is fucking ridiculous…i will give you that

  61. mikeychx says:

    the great pitch…always one pitch too late these last two nights

  62. cuban4cubs says:

    if they show her again i will start to cry for real..

  63. mikeychx says:

    i actually think that if the cubs lose tonight that the best medicine for them will be to get away from these booing ass mother fuckers that are there tonight….this isnt the usual afternoon drunks…these are the pretend pollyannas with a bunch of cash…booing everythin…there is no wrigley atmosphere there at all

  64. cuban4cubs says:

    do you think this is set up so that chi dont get burned down? its ok to lose but looks like they gave no effort..

  65. mikeychx says:

    well…fukudome being in the lineup now when he wast down the stretch is not helping…but i said last night and ill say it again

    lou shoulda laid down the team against the mets and went balls out v. the brewers…the cubs are flat because they havent played a meaningful game since sept 20

  66. mikeychx says:

    two out rally…come on baby

  67. mikeychx says:

    time to break out asshole…comon fuku

  68. cuban4cubs says:

    sry mikey i have to say that the booing is well deserved.. its not toward just the players but the franchise.. the fans give and give and give and the cubs never give back.. 7 games in a row they have lost in the postseason.. 100 years and counting and the cubs still have a fan base most teams dream about.. they cant be booed enough in my opinion..

  69. mikeychx says:

    i know…i am done faulting the booing… i thought we could rally the troops….but until fukudome sits down and they play the players that got them there like reed johnson….i will see where you are coming from

  70. cuban4cubs says:

    just one time in my life i would like to see fukudome smile, show some emotion.. i have never seen him show any kind of emotion good or bad.. that includes his days over here…

  71. mikeychx says:

    the one time in life jim edmonds doesnt make a amazing catch had to be there

  72. cuban4cubs says:

    oh man this is bad.. what will it be like next year if we lose this series.. dont think it will be near as crazy as this year.. might take away the home advantage the cubs loved so much this year.. i’m so in love wit harden and lilly right now.. they are our only hope.. our bats wont help us..

  73. mikeychx says:

    like i said…gettingaway from this booing ass environment could do the cubs good

  74. cuban4cubs says:

    ok mikey i’m gonna clock out for the night.. lets meet back here on saturday wit high hopes and watch harden do his thing.. its gonna be hard wit 60k screaming 100 years.. later man lets keep our heads up till we drop our 3rd..

  75. mikeychx says:

    this is part of the problem with the cubs playing in wrigley…they play mostly day games and then get to the post season and have to play night games…

    day games = one type of fan base
    night games = pollyanna cub fans

    the atmosphere disappears….daytime fans would be cheering regardless

  76. mikeychx says:

    alright Cuban…comment shut down for the night…unless there is a huge ninth…ill be backkk…otherwidse…see everyone on saturday

  77. mikeychx says:

    LOU benching FUKUDOME for the REMAINDER…thank God

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