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Open Thread: Cubs vs. Brewers, Wednesday 8/9, 7:05 CT

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This has absolutely nothing to do with the Cubs, but I thought it'd be of interest. The Cincinnati Bengals, wanting to crack down on boorish fan behavior, have set up a hotline where fans can call during games to report obnoxious conduct:

Those who use excessive foul language will be warned. If they persist, they risk being ejected and having their season tickets and seat licenses revoked. Those who behave worse might also be arrested and jailed.

The Bengals won't target a fan who lets an expletive slip, said Bob Bedinghaus, the team's director of development for Paul Brown Stadium.

"We're not going to be the curse police. You need to understand you're coming to an NFL football game," Bedinghaus said. "On the other hand, we want to make sure that we're paying attention to those folks who are going over the line."

My favorite part is the phone number: 513-381-5375. That's 513-381-JERK.

Today's Starting Pitchers
Carlos Zambrano
C. Zambrano
vs. Dave Bush
D. Bush
12-4 W-L 7-8
3.42 ERA 4.74
158 SO 117
85 BB 32
17 HR 19
vs. Mil -- vs. Cubs
Here's all you need to know about tonight's pitching matchup: Z is 5-4 at Wrigley Field with a 3.97 ERA, 7-0 on the road, 2.67. In day games he's 5-3, 4.91; in night games 7-1, 2.13.

This being a night road game, I'm thinking it should be Z's sort of matchup. Bush threw pretty well against the Cubs on July 8, but the Cubs won anyway 3-1.

Stat note from the Cubs website:

Rich Hill's nine strikeouts tied Glendon Rusch for most by a Cubs lefty in 2006. The last Cubs southpaw to reach double digits in strikeouts was Steve Wilson, who fanned 10 on Sept. 10, 1989, against the Cardinals, and 10 on July 15, 1990, against the Dodgers.
I'm going to try something new in the game posts; hope it's useful. Below is a link that will open the Cubs Gameday page. If you try it and it doesn't work, come back and click again closer to game time. Cubs Gameday

Discuss amongst yourselves.