April 16, 2008

Reds (Game 14): 5, Cubs (Game 13): 9



Wasn’t that a fun game? Highly entertaining and humorous in every way. I don’t know if it’s my recaptured ability to laugh at the Reds’ ignorant attempts to become a legitimate baseball team or if it’s just the beauty of having Dusty Baker back in Wrigley. Either way, we all win. Or at least I do. And the Cubs.

To the game, the Reds (6-8) lost their fourth in a row to the Cubs (8-5). Aaron Harang (1-2) wasn’t his usual self, giving up two home runs and not really giving his team a chance to win. Sure, one of the homeruns was to Derek Lee, which will happen, but the other was to Mark DeRosa. That’s a sign that something’s wrong, and Harang did report he was a little under the weather after the game. I don’t know if the sickness caused or was caused by the homerun.

Ryan Dempster (2-0) has obviously been captured by robots or aliens or something and replaced with someone who can pitch because he continued to not look like the Dumpster of every year. Well, that’s not true. He did allow 4 runs in 6 innings, which just misses a quality start. Still. He’s had inexplicable early season success.

No save was available for the game thanks to the laughable appearance of the Reds’ 2007 bullpen. Great to have you back!

The two traveling comedy troupes perform the antics for our laughing pleasure again today at 8:05pm EDT. Josh Fogg starts against Carlos Zambrano.

4 comments to “Reds (Game 14): 5, Cubs (Game 13): 9”

  1. Red Hot Mama says:

    It sounds a little harsh to talk about laughing at the team, but really, RHM was at her best in the beginning. When it was about the laughing. Before I got too close.

    In fact, this four game losing streak may just herald the return to form of RHM!

    Now to write some fake news…

  2. Zeldink says:


    Some fake news would be old school.

    I don’t think of the laughing as harsh, just my preferred way of enjoying the game of baseball. It is nothing more than entertainment, after all.

  3. BubbaFan says:

    I like your explanation of why the Reds couldn’t score the other day. The basepaths too clogged! 😀

    Meanwhile, here in NY, the Yankees play the Sox…again. And the starting catcher for the Bronx Bombers is…Chad Moeller!

  4. Hamk says:

    make it a 5 game loosing streak. what can you do but laugh, cry.