Big win for Hill and other Cubs notes

rhill It was a big win today for the Cubs against the Pirates.  

It was an even bigger win for lefty Rich Hill.  The ‘W’ was his first of the year and the first for a Cub lefty (are you listening Ted Lilly?).  Hill’s start not only garnered a victory but apparently there was a vast improvement in his approach. 

Hill allowed only one run in five innings with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. 


In the game, call-up Eric Patterson notched his first career rbi on a fielder’s choice.  Is anyone else happy that E-Pat was called up and not the red head?  I’ve already talked to two Cub fans who wished it was Murton on the roster?


Meanwhile, Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman calls Cubs fans “obnoxious”. 

Fans at Wrigley Field traditionally throw the opposing team’s home runs back onto the field, but after Adam Dunn connected Wednesday in the eighth inning, they got carried away and tossed 15 balls onto the field. Brennaman said the behavior was “obnoxious” and the type of action that “makes you want to see this Chicago Cubs team lose.”

*Sigh*  Welcome to Wrigleyville, Marty. 


Speaking of obnoxious, a stupid T-shirt with a stereotypical Japanese reference to Harry Caray was being sold today at Wrigley.  I’ve seen some comments like “who would wear such a thing?”.  I know our society and I hate to say it but more people would buy it than I would want to admit.

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