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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Marlins, Monday 5/22, 6:05 CT

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Sean Marshall and Ricky Nolasco were teammates for parts of the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

In Double-A.

Now, they face each other in a major league game that'll be played in front of about 40,000 empty seats, a bunch of expatriate Cub fans, and the two or three Marlins fans that are left on the planet.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Sean Marshall
S. Marshall
Cubs
vs. Ricky Nolasco
R. Nolasco
Marlins
3-1 W-L 2-1
4.26 ERA 3.43
34 SO 16
20 BB 9
3 HR 1
vs. Fla -- vs. Cubs
Marshall threw seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball against the Marlins at Wrigley Field on April 25. You know, back when the Cubs actually won a few games.

Nolasco threw two shutout innings against the Cubs in relief the following day, striking out four.

There are a lot of pretty bad player photos in Yahoo's portfolio. But I vote for Nolasco's as the worst.

Finally, if the Cubs win tonight, it will be Dusty Baker's 1115th managerial win, tying him for 43rd place on the all-time list with longtime Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh.

Discuss amongst yourselves.