Where to begin about the Cubs 4-3 loss to the Pirates today. Well hell lets start with Dusty Baker and his stupid decisions. Pinch hitting a 2-3 Jason Dubois for the anemic Jose Macias! The whole point of pinch hitting is to replace your hitter with a BETTER hitter. Obviously Baker has brain damage at this point and can not even understand this simple concept. Naturally Macias swings on the first pitch and grounds out. Way to go Macias your now hitting around .070. Dubois is hitting .333.
Not all the credit goes to Baker for the loss as our boy Hawkins pooped his pants with another 1 run lead by serving up a HR to Jason Bay to tie the game. He is sure becoming a fan favorite. Sadly it gets even worse. Hawkins is eventually taken out of the game when get this...Bobby Hill steps to the plate! We can't even trust Hawkins to get out a solid but weak hitting little 3rd baseman/utility INF? HE IS OUR CLOSER FOR CHRIST SAKES! If the Cubs and Baker are yanking him against Bobby Hill then this should probably end Hawkins experiment as the closer and let a guy like Weurtz test out the job. I do not know how the Cubs can say he is the closer after this game.
But Baker doesn't even counter with Weurtz or one of our better bullpen arms. Out trots Glendon Rusch. Just in time to serve up the game winning hit. When the Pirates countered with Felix Sanchex, Remlinger should of been brought in because of his crazy reverse splits. Every fan in the ballpark, and even the announcers know what should of been done, but again apparently due to brain damage this concept is lost on Dusty.
One way to salavage the season is to get rid of Dusty Baker and bring in a manager who will play Jason Dubois, maybe try out Michael Weurtz or Guzman as closer, and if Perez stops hitting trying out Cedeno or Fontenot. The entire team needs a shake up. Old and crusty is turning into old and losing. Old and lets blow late inning leads. The current makeup and philosophy of the Cubs is a disaster. The only thing the Cubs did last season was grow another year older and actually got less talented. They improved in no area on the team. And we as fans are shocked they are struggling.
Fire Dusty to save the season.