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Opening Series Matchups

Well guys, I am still trying to half a clue on how to work the new features of the site, so please bear with me.  Nothing flashy, just my thoughts until I figure this new fangeled contraption out.  It’s six in the morning and I am getting ready for Opening Day. If you’ve never been to an Opening Day game at Wrigley, you should always expect the unexpected, especially with the weather.  It’s raining right now, but according to accuweather, there may be a break in the storms to get the game in.  I will be attending the opening of the new Harry Caray’s bar, across from Harry’s statue on Addison and Sheffield.  Then I will be making my way to the Ernie Banks statue unveiling.  Hank Aaron is supposed to show up, so that is cool.  Then, it’s into the park to see Carlos Zambrano and Ben Sheets get this season started!!  This is game 1 of 162.  We aren’t going to win them all, we just got to win one more than everyother team in our division.  I have faith in Lou and his crew to make the right moves to put us in the best position to win.  He did that on Sunday by announcing that Carmen Piggy Pignatiello would get the 25th spot on the roster until Scott Eyre gets back.  Here is what the Opening Day roster looks like;

Here’s a look at the Cubs 2008 Opening Day roster:

PITCHERS (12 + 2 D.L.):

21-Jason Marquis, RHP
22-Kevin Hart, RHP
30-Ted Lilly, LHP
32-Jon Lieber, RHP
34-Kerry Wood, RHP
37-Angel Guzman, RHP (60-day DL)
38-Carlos Zambrano, RHP
43-Michael Wuertz, RHP
46-Ryan Dempster, RHP
47-Scott Eyre, LHP (15-day DL)
49-Carlos Marmol, RHP
53-Rich Hill, LHP
62-Bob Howry, RHP
63-Carmen Pignatiello, LHP


18-Geovany Soto
24-Henry Blanco


2-Ryan Theriot
5-Ronny Cedeno
7-Mark DeRosa
16-Aramis Ramirez
17-Mike Fontenot
25-Derrek Lee
33-Daryle Ward


1-Kosuke Fukudome
9-Reed Johnson
12-Alfonso Soriano
20-Felix Pie

Looks good to me.  Here are the matchups for the first series of the season.

Monday- 1:20 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9. RH Ben Sheets (12-5, 3.82) vs. RH Carlos Zambrano (18-13, 3.95)

Wednesday: 1:20 p.m., CSN. RH Jeff Suppan (12-12, 4.62) vs. LH Ted Lilly (15-8, 3.83)

Thursday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9. RH Dave Bush (12-10, 5.12) vs. RH Ryan Dempster (2-7, 4.73)

Luckily, we miss Manny Parra, which will be a good thing.  Sooooo, after a long winter, it’s time to get this season kicked off.  May the baseball gods be with us, and let’s end 100 years of suffering

Now it’s time I get me a beer!!

Cub fan till the day I die


Go Cubs!