There I was, sitting in my La-Z-Boy recliner, cussing, screaming, getting totally pissed off at yet another blown game by the Cubs' bullpen. My girlfriend (who absolutely despises any kind of sports) was looking at me like I was some kinda raving lunatic and asked..."Why do you put yourself through this every year?" My answer was..."Because EVERY year may be THE year that I've been waiting EVERY year for". And again, this woman has NO idea about Cubs, baseball or whatnot, says back to me..."Well, as long as those dumb asses keep putting that Marmol guy in at the end of the game, you won't be around much longer to finally witness them winning whatever it is you want them to win, because, you're gonna have a f'n stroke!" Then she came up with this doozy of an idea to try and relieve some of the "stress" of being a Cubs fan...
...From now on...every game the Cubs have a lead (whether it be 1-0 in the 1st inning or a blown save in the latter innings) and lose, I'm gonna put a $10 bill in a jar (and I started it as of Opening Day) and at the end of the year, I will take the money and buy myself something nice. So, after 2 games, there's $20 in the bottom of this humungous Canadian Club whiskey bottle that I've had since...well, a very long time. So, instead of blowing a head gasket and doing my Zambrano impression, I will now be pissed off in a more serene kinda way, knowing of the reward at season's end.
So, go ahead Woody or Marmol or whoever else is destined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, my new iPad 3 account is counting on you. Hopefully, they won't blow enough leads to cover the entire cost and I'll have to cover the balance. Actually, I'd prefer them to stop the practice of choking on leads altogether, but, I'm not so sure that's at all possible with that bullpen.
Just for chits and giggles...anyone know how many games the Cubs had the lead in last year...and lost?