The sCrUBS are now 3 and 9 against the
I am just wondering how much more the Pirates have to do before we can
them with the sCrUBS as the doormat in the National League.
Great Blog Guys,
I like the question but I’m going to have to remand you to basic math. Yes, the Cubs are terrible and they seem to reserve their worst for the Pirates. As a Tigers fan, I’m all too well-acquainted with this phenomenon which I like to call Royal-itis. Sweep the season series from the Yankees? Sure, why not. Beat the two decade doormats of the AL Central more than once per season? Nah, not really feeling that.
But, the fact of the matter is that the only number that really counts is the overall win-loss figure. And when you look at those numbers, for both this year and for the recent past, you can see that there’s no real comparison between the Buccos and the Cubs. Despite all their hyjinks and Zambrano’s incredible implosion, the Cubs are still 6 games ahead of the Pirates and barring Lebron James’ conversion to baseball and subsequent saving of the Pirates, they appear well on their way to another impressive losing season. The Cubs will finish where they always do, just a little ways south of their expectations.
Really, the best that we can hope for out of either of these teams is a little entertainment. God knows that Cub fans don’t really go to the ballpark to watch the game. They go to be seen and to drink themselves stupid. Pirates fans? Honestly, I have no idea why they go. Pittsburgh must be an incredibly boring town if that’s the best thing you can come up with.
Here’s my final take on things, Mike. The Cubs may be the personal doormats of the Pirates but with the twenty year record the Pirates are sporting, they’ll be holding on to that overall doormat title for a while yet. Here’s an analogy that might help you understand the situation. The Cubs are like a West Virginia coal miner’s doormat. It’s dirty but you expect it. The Pirates are more like the doormat you’d find in front of a frat house at the end of second semester, right after they’ve thrown the biggest kegger in school history while it was raining. Yeah, sometimes you might as well just throw the thing out and start over. Hope that helps.