Thursday, September 11, 2008

Reversal Of Fortune Thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Wednesday 9/10, 7:15 CT

Reversal Of Fortune Thread: Cubs vs. Cardinals, Wednesday 9/10, 7:15 CT

This reversal-of-fortune post will include several different types of things intended to reverse the Cubs' recent rough streak. First, a movie:

Next, a paragraph written backwards:

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Finally, a quote, suggested by reader Trey2317:

These are the times that try men's souls. -- Thomas Paine


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Braden Looper 12-11 29 29 1 1 0 0 174.0 186 85 79 24 41 87 4.09 1.30


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2008 - Ted Lilly 13-9 30 30 0 0 0 0 176.2 173 90 87 31 60 161 4.43 1.32

Today's Starting Pitchers
Ted Lilly
T. Lilly
Cubs
vs. Braden Looper
B. Looper
Cardinals
13-9 W-L 12-11
4.43 ERA 4.09
161 SO 87
60 BB 41
31 HR 24
vs. StL -- vs. Cubs

The rest of this is done in the reverse order from usual.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

You know where to find the threads. They'll be up at 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm and 9:45 pm CDT.

Baseball-reference.com game preview

MLB.com Gameday

Will history repeat? The previous time the Cubs lost back-to-back games in walk-off fashion (May 24 and 25 at Pittsburgh), they immediately reeled off their season-high nine-game winning streak from May 26-June 3.

Today's game is on cable, CSN Chicago -- good thing, too, because the Cubs are 50-19 on CSN, under .500 on WGN. Does this really matter? It shouldn't, of course, but it's weird. Also see the MLB.com Mediacenter.

In his spare time, Braden Looper helps handicapped children to learn how to make ecologically sustainable clothing and grow their own food. After that, each day, he tends to the wind farm he has installed near Busch Stadium that provides all the power for the lights in the stadium, helps every little old lady in the state of Missouri across the street, scans all the tickets into the ballpark and has personally agreed to adopt the first 10,000 pets that are made homeless by Hurricane Ike.

Ted Lilly is lefthanded.

Oh, and this is by request:

Geo in Sports Illustrated!


Next Game

Chicago Cubs
@ St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008, 7:15 PM CDT
Busch Stadium

Ted Lilly vs Braden Looper

Clear. Winds blowing in from center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game Time temperature: Around 65.

Complete Coverage >


Al Wed, 10 Sep 2008 21:00:05 -0000

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