A little bit of extra drama

A little bit of extra drama

There are 216 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 27, 2009, titled A little bit of extra drama. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The vibe for the Cubs ' game Monday night against the Houston Astros was a little different than it has been at Wrigley Field this summer.

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Stephen

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 27, 2009
Soriano still stinks. How could he not know if a ball went off his foot? He was probably shocked he made contact and forgot he was supposed to run. Just call him 'Captain K'

Cubs won though, so its a good day.
Mr Hand

Chattanooga, TN

#2 Jul 27, 2009
Hey the Fonz is back!
John

Toluca, Mexico

#3 Jul 27, 2009
Q: How can Comcast Sports Net be "fans' best friend" when they play those distracting, annoying, NASTY "whoosh", "clang", "swoosh" and "bang" noises hundreds upon hundreds of times during a baseball game?

A: They can't. They don't care one iota about the viewers' pleasure.

Lou Pinella = 290 lbs. of pure inspiration.

How many men did we leave on tonight? How many times did the Astros try to give away the game?
16 losses

Gurnee, IL

#4 Jul 27, 2009
Stephen wrote:
Soriano still stinks. How could he not know if a ball went off his foot? He was probably shocked he made contact and forgot he was supposed to run. Just call him 'Captain K'
Cubs won though, so its a good day.
shut the hell up...he woulda been out anyways... ya it was a dumb move not to run it out but the guy has simply gone from a weak leadoff man to prolly the best #6 hitter in baseball.

7 over...lets keep em comin baby
Stephen

Houston, TX

#5 Jul 27, 2009
John wrote:
Q: How can Comcast Sports Net be "fans' best friend" when they play those distracting, annoying, NASTY "whoosh", "clang", "swoosh" and "bang" noises hundreds upon hundreds of times during a baseball game?
A: They can't. They don't care one iota about the viewers' pleasure.
Lou Pinella = 290 lbs. of pure inspiration.
How many men did we leave on tonight? How many times did the Astros try to give away the game?
I really didn't think the Cubs were ever going to score. They have those games where you just know that they are not going to score no matter how many innings.

The Astros were just a little more horrible than the Cubs tonight.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#6 Jul 27, 2009
Strange days indeed. The Cubs dodged a bullet. Houston is a good team. Dog days of summer and Chicago is playing like a contender. A-Ram is back to swinging his dependable bat. Hope springs eternal and life is good.
lefty hitter

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Jul 27, 2009
Quick. Right now, call Tony LaRussa and tell him he gets Soriano and the Cubs get DeRosa and Sam Zell will make good on Soriano's contract. DeRo has hit 5 HRs in the last 7 days, can play at least 5 positions and generally has the reputation as being a good guy around the clubhouse.

Of course, if the Cubs could play solid, fundamental, basic baseball, this game would not have gone 13 innings. Are they going to lead the NL this year in men LOB in scoring position?
Stephen

Houston, TX

#8 Jul 27, 2009
16 losses wrote:
<quoted text>
shut the hell up...he woulda been out anyways... ya it was a dumb move not to run it out but the guy has simply gone from a weak leadoff man to prolly the best #6 hitter in baseball.
7 over...lets keep em comin baby
Don't be mad because I am alot smarter than you.

Soriano is not the best #6 hitter in the division, let alone the majors. Just see his OPS, strikeouts, walks, batting average, etc...
Stephen

Houston, TX

#9 Jul 27, 2009
I would take the Astros #6 hitter, Hunter Pence, over Soriano in a second. Anyone else disagree?
Stephen

Houston, TX

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Classy of Soriano to walk almost all the way to first before showboating around the bases. I'll bet he gets one in the ear tomorrow. BTW, I am a die hard Cubs fan.
Lifer

Schaumburg, IL

#11 Jul 27, 2009
Lifetime Cubs fan, but I'm not falling for this Soriano guy a 3rd time. I can just see it now, the Cubs making the playoffs and Soriano's bat going cold a 3rd straight year. And if this DOES happen again, ALL Cubs fans better demand he get gone!!
cubsteve

Gilbert, AZ

#14 Jul 27, 2009
Well Now seems there are two half's to a baseball season...much to the surprise of many of the haters...The Cubs will be fine in 09
Bruno

Anderson, IN

#15 Jul 27, 2009
The guy hits a walk off grand slam in the 14th and Sullivan focuses on the 11th inning "gaffe". Typical! They won the game asshole.If you must focus on the negative,like you always do,how about Fontenot's inability to get any bat on the ball in the bottom of the 9th.I think his days with the Cubs are numbered.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#16 Jul 27, 2009
Lifer wrote:
Lifetime Cubs fan, but I'm not falling for this Soriano guy a 3rd time. I can just see it now, the Cubs making the playoffs and Soriano's bat going cold a 3rd straight year. And if this DOES happen again, ALL Cubs fans better demand he get gone!!
I'm not falling for him either. I can't forget the previous 5 at bats. This game was won in spite of Soriano and not because of him. ARAM, DLEE, Z, and the bullpen were the heroes today.
floridabear

Lake Butler, FL

#17 Jul 27, 2009
I can understand some of the frustration with Soriano, but my God! He just one the game for us. Maybe you could mention that as well. Not just the negative.
Stephen

Houston, TX

#19 Jul 27, 2009
Tony T Bone wrote:
<quoted text>You are baseball retarded.
Right... you know now what you speak of. I'll bet that 99% of the fellow Cubs fans that actually watch the games would take Pence over Soriano.
Al Yellen

United States

#20 Jul 27, 2009
The Cubs celebrated tonight like they won the World Series, right Sullivan?

Sullivan, why don't you take a jab at the Cubs celebration tonight like you did to the Brewers on their home opener? Coward.
16 losses

Gurnee, IL

#21 Jul 27, 2009
Stephen wrote:
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Don't be mad because I am alot smarter than you.
Soriano is not the best #6 hitter in the division, let alone the majors. Just see his OPS, strikeouts, walks, batting average, etc...
yep... your smarter than me...for sure.

Lets check those numbers,

Soriano in the #6 spot

BA-.400
OBP-.430
HRs-4
RBIs-12

pretty bad, i would complain about that for sure

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#22 Jul 27, 2009
Stephen wrote:
Soriano still stinks. How could he not know if a ball went off his foot? He was probably shocked he made contact and forgot he was supposed to run. Just call him 'Captain K'
Cubs won though, so its a good day.
he hit a grand slam, no outs in bottom of 13th for the win 5-1 ... seems he did good ... it was a great game!!!!!!!!!! Peace ~ FC

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#23 Jul 27, 2009
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