The Cubs will attempt to win their second in a row this afternoon (morning in Chicago: 11:35 CT starting time, and the game WILL be available to those of you with MLB Extra Innings).
Andrew Z., a Cubs fan from Chicago, has set up a website soliciting donations to 'buy the Cubs a championship'.
If only it were that simple. Spending money has never been the problem -- it's spending money wisely. Two of the last three World Champions (the 2002 Angels and 2003 Marlins) have had only middle-of-the-pack payrolls.
I wonder how much money, if any, Andrew has raised.
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Z pitched well again last Sunday against the Marlins and has been the Cubs' most consistent starter all season.
Williams is a lefty, so maybe we'll see Matt Murton start today. Williams has a decent 3.94 lifetime ERA vs. the Cubs, but is only 1-4 in eight lifetime starts.
Finally, there are signs that perhaps, just perhaps, Dusty Baker gets it:
If he really means this, maybe the 2006 team can be constructed to win.
Discuss amongst yourselves.