Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cure for ailing Buccos: Play the Cubs

The Bald Truth

On May 3, the Pirates had allowed 100 runs in losing 10 of 13 games. Then they got to play the Cubs, who scored only five runs in three games and got swept out of Pittsburgh.

On May 13, the Pirates had scored 10 runs in losing 5 of 6 games. Then they got to play the Cubs, whose pitchers served up 14 runs in two losses at Wrigley Field.

Finally, the Cubs rallied to win 4-3 Sunday, pulling within a half-game of The Mighty Buccos. What a team.

And what a division, now that the Cardinals have blown a chance to run away and hide from the Cubbies and everybody else.

The Balder Truth

Lou Piniella has been in an ornery mood lately, and it's hard to blame him. He got all bent out of shape over a couple of innocuous questions before Sunday's game. Here's a LINK to the story I wrote for AP.

Can a cap-stompin', base-throwin', bleep-bleep-bleepin' good time be very far off?


As promised, here's a LINK to Teddy Greenstein's "18 Holes With Steve Stone" piece in Sunday's Tribune. Yours Baldly was mentioned in there - for better or worse. (Worse, methinks!)

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