1. Thursday, August 21, 2003

    rob neyer is wondering 

    why the cubs are trading for scrubby players who arent as good as their current scrubby players during the homestretch of their playoff chase.

    the guys the cubs picked up in the last month have been:

    Tony Womack

    Randall Simon

    Doug Glanville

    Kenny Lofton

    Aramis Ramirez

    it is very hard for me to believe that such a great baseball mind as espn’s neyer cant see the pattern here that dusty baker is handpicking for his playoff run.

    theyre all brothas.

    i know aramis is from the dominican republic.. but those are just details that will be answered in due time.

    so the question that mr. neyer needs to be posing is why would dusty baker be requesting so many african-americans. and that answer is also easy to answer.

    because black folk like to be around black folk. dusty’ll tell ya.

    dusty is black and before he arrived the only other black players were corey patterson and compton’s own troy o’leary – if you dont count coaches gene clines and billy williams.

    and ernie banks up in the front office.

    so with patterson and o’leary ailing, load up on the brothas and give sammy sosa a fellow countryman in ramirez and you have what all teams need: diversity and chemistry.

    most of the cubs pitching staff is lily-white if not rednecked, the glaring exception is the firey 22-year old venezuelian

    carlos zambrano.

    so of course you need some soul.


    now we’re only a french-canadian closer away from a pennant.

    rob neyer + matt welch + howard owens + bambino’s curse