Here’s a Rhorshack test for you: What does this image make you think of? Sosa? Marquis? Bradley? Jay Johnstone? Right now I see only the first number, because Milton Bradley belongs in the 2 slot of the batting order. Since Lou made Milton 2nd in command, here’s what his stats look like:
The night didn’t start off particularly well. Neither of the boys ate their dinner. They wouldn’t sit still. They wouldn’t stay quiet. They didn’t show any signs of wanting to make good on our plans to go to the beach after dinner, scampering around the back yard, cranky, tired.
I’m a big fan of words, but sometimes pictures do a better job of telling a story. This picture (and 35 others like it) tells the story of the devastation of Typhoon Morakot and the beauty of persevering love.
Yesterday looked like a resurrection game for Milton Bradley. He went 4-5 with an RBI (3-4 from the left) and is 7-11 in the series against the Rockies. So why would I pick today to critique his hitting? Why would I come down hard on a guy who is currently enjoying his best offensive (and, in some ways, least offensive) surge of the season?
I’ve really got nothing to say about the Cubs right now, other than I hope they win. So here’s a brilliant bit of photography from the geniuses at the Windy Pixel. Enjoy (and buy).
When I saw the situation, I knew and everybody in the world knew what was going to happen. Bases loaded. Two outs. Albert Pujols at the plate in the 10th. Cardinals leading 8-7. 0-2 count. . . . Against the Mets.
This is a news story for the smokers, the cheaters, and the overeaters. It’s also a lesson to those people who look down their noses at anyone who ever succumbs to life’s primal urges. A scientific study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University showed that judgmental people who think they’re impervious to temptation are more likely to give in than those who lack the confidence to resist.
- Kevin Gregg has struggled lately. He struggled earlier, too. In between all that struggling, he was pretty good.
- Carlos Marmol is somewhat undependable. He has great stuff. Sometimes that stuff makes it into the strike zone. The Carlos situation seems to get worse in the 9th inning.
- John Grabow looks like the Cubs’ new lefty specialist/jam remover.
- Sean Marshall used to be the Cubs’ only lefty specialist/jam remover, and he’s been great in that situation all year.
- Sean Marshall has looked very good in high-pressure situations.
- The Cubs might want to try somebody else at closer.
- I wouldn’t mind seeing the Cubs winning in the 9th inning with a guy named Sean Marshall on the mound with the potential to earn himself a save and the Cubs a win.
“Feelings Show” Colbie Caillat
“Only The Good Die Young” Billy Joel
“Slow Dancing In A Burning Room” John Mayer
“Details In the Fabric (feat. James Morrison)” Jason Mraz
“Change Your Mind” All American Rejects
“Real Gone” Sheryl Crow
“Bennie and the Jets (Live)” Elton John
“The Way You Make Me Feel” Michael Jackson
“Big Yellow Taxi” Counting Crows
“Dare You to Move” Switchfoot
“Like A Star” Corinne Bailey Rae
“Hope” Jack Johnson
“Samson” Regina Spektor
“Bicycle Race” Queen
“Tied Down” Colbie Caillat
“It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” Billy Joel
“If It Kills Me” Jason Mraz
“No Such Thing” John Mayer
“Pinch Me” Barenaked Ladies
“Black Or White” Michael Jackson
“Last Kiss” Pearl Jam
“All Shook Up” Elvis Presley
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Elton John & Kiki Dee
“Take a Chance on Me” ABBA
“Stab My Back” All American Rejects
“One Thing” Finger Eleven
“Angel” Jack Johnson
“Somebody To Love” Queen
“Belief” John Mayer
“Battle” Colbie Caillat
“Make It Mine” Jason Mraz
“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” Billy Joel
“Take It On The Run” REO Speedwagon
“Crocodile Rock” Elton John
“The Luckiest” Ben Folds
“On the Radio” Regina Spektor
“Man In The Mirror” Michael Jackson
“Why Georgia” John Mayer
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” James Taylor
“Top Of The World” All American Regects
“Oxygen” Colbie Caillat
“Thunder Road” Bruce Springsteen
“Uptown Girl” Billy Joel
“You’re My Best Friend” Queen
“A Beautiful Mess” Jason Mraz
“The Heart Of Life” John Mayer
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” Michael Jackson