Lowe throttles Flubs
Short Take: Some consolation for
Sox Fans hate losing, and the 2001 season has been the most disappointing
in probably 17 years for us. 1984 was the year that similar Sox
championship aspirations were crushed following a successful previous season's
campaign. And while the terminally-stupid Cubs fans of the city think we
derive joy at their expense (and the dolts in the media parrot it back in
print and on the airwaves), it's only success over mediocrity Sox Fans truly
crave. It's only that the Cubs franchise (and their loser fans)
personify mediocrity that any joy is felt inside any Sox Fan after such a
So it was with a measure of satisfaction Sox Fans finally pulled to clear
advantage over the Lovable Losers, winning yet another series 2 games to 1 and
taking a 13-11 lead in the all-time city series record. This is not the
championship Sox Fans sought, but it ought to come in handy fending off
loud-mouth Cubs fans at the water cooler the next several months. Sean
Lowe and Carlos Lee power the Sox to a 3-1 victory at Wrigley Field.
Our team might suck, but theirs sucks worse. True Sox Fans never make
excuses. What excuse can Cubs fans make for their "love" of
David Wells joins James Baldwin, Cal Eldred, and Jim
Parque as the four Sox starter to land on the DL this season and like
three before him have his season ended. Only Mark Buehrle has
taken every turn in the rotation since opening day. Sean Lowe is
the latest to take the hill for the decimated Sox staff. Here's a guy
sent to Charlotte this spring because the general manager claimed Lowe was
"the eleventh man on an eleven-man staff."
It wasn't the first time Kenny Williams was wrong, and clearly it
won't be the last either.
Lowe set up and sent down Cubs hitters like a bowling pin machine.
The Lovable Losers managed just three hits and one walk off Lowe in seven
innings work. Only in the second inning did the Cubs threaten, Lowe
inducing a double-play grounder to cripple the threat, and in the seventh
inning when The Great One lofted one into left field for an rbi
sacrifice. Too little too late!
Sox hitters again discovered the magic of taking pitches and drawing walks
to get on base. Chris Singleton's lead-off walk to start the
third inning led to the first run of the game. Carlos Lee led off
the following inning with a scorcher over the wall beyond left field to make
it 2-0 Sox. A few quick kisses to the camera inside the Sox dugout
didn't seem to upset anyone too much--not even girlie-man Dan Baylor.
Somewhere in Cubbie Land, the veins on Chimp Caray's neck are sticking out.
Sosa's sacrifice might have signaled the beginning of a Cubs comeback but
the Sox answered in the next half-inning on an sacrifice fly by Carlos
Lee. The Cubs would never challenge again.
Gary Glover appears to have taken over the set up man's role from
the struggling Bob Howry, pitching an uneventful eighth. Keith
Foulke got the last three outs in order. A few fights in the stands,
but that will happen when delusional and drunk Cubs fans get a dose of reality
slapped across their face.
A nice win. Sox Fans wish we had fifteen more just like it.
Clubhouse "Pick to Click" Winner
day it was announced David Wells was through for the season, Lowe
steps up with seven innings of one-run, three-hit baseball for his
fifth victory. Welcome to the rotation!
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