The Cubs are officially eliminated from the post season now, having lost their third in a row to the Arizona Diamonbacks. I certainly didn’t expect the Cubs to go all the way, but I didn’t expect them to go out in three games. That was really a sad showing. I feel bad for Cubs fans tonight, and that’s coming from a Reds fan.
With regard to Piniella’s decision to pull Carlos “the Moose” Zambrano from game 1 after 85 pitches with the game tied, I have to wonder whether that still seems like a good decision now that he doesn’t need to be fresh for game 4.
In other news, the Rockies are looking to subject the Phillies to the same fate. The CTS just told me that the Rockies starter was 2 years old when the Phillies’ starter broke the majors. If the Rockies win tonight, will major league managers everywhere suddenly come to appreciate the value of youth, even in the face of experience? Yeah, probably not.