"It's a tough game to lose, but what are you going to do?" Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "Nobody's trying to give it to them. They're hard losses to take, but what are you going to do? You walk out of here and feel good about the effort, and you come back and play tomorrow. That's all we can do. Nothing more, nothing less."
Lou is starting to sound like he's been cubbed. His postgame comments are becoming way too familiar. They have started to sound alot like postgame comments made by Baylor, Riggleman, Baker (throw in a couple of dudes) and all the rest. Yesterday Rick Morrissey had a great piece in the Tribune about the state of Uncle Lou:
To hear Piniella a little more than a quarter into the season is to hear a man who has come face to face with something a lot of people take for granted around here: the brutal reality of having an attachment to the Cubs, whether it be emotional, financial or both.
To some of us, Piniella has looked doddering, the stereotypical assumption being that his 63 years are creeping up on him. Now it's obvious that what we're seeing is the early onset of Cubdementia, which is characterized by one's face often being buried in one's hands.
LMAO. Brilliant! I don't think it can be stated much better. Nice job Mr. Morrissey. Here's a little more from the Fearless Cubbie Uncle Lou:
"Everything was OK for seven innings," Piniella said. "Then it got a little bit out of hand in the eighth. What are you going to do? We scored off their bullpen, and they scored off ours."
Thanks dude. And here's just a little more fodder, Lou is also beginning to figure out that in Cub-dumb close is good enough:
"We battled," Piniella said. "We gave it back to them but we battled. I'm happy that we battled. It's good to see us swing the bats the way we did. The bullpen didn't get the job done today, but we'll go out and get them tomorrow."
Excuse me while I go throw up. This is not what the Cubs hired when the went out and signed Piniella. Now onto the players. Cliff Floyd came to the Cubs from the defending NL East Champion New York Mets. But he grew up in Chicago. So he knows exactly how to form the obligatory turn around comment:
"For the most part, we're in this together. I won't say it's a long season, because it's 50 games in. Things have to turn. Things have to turn around for us and hopefully it will soon."
Man, the Cubs have their own lingo. Generations of managers and players saying the same thing year after year after year after year after year...