I know, I know I’m very late tonight.
Here is mystery number one. The Cubs are playing the Dodgers tonight, and they are on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. I was fully expecting this game to be blacked out here since Major League Baseball, for some strange reason, thinks we are part of the Cubs television market. Major League Baseball also thinks we are in the White Sox market, the Twins Market, the Royals Market and the Brewers Market. I don’t know why.
But I digress. As I was saying, I optimistically set the TiVo up to record the game but I was expecting ESPN News. Imagine my surprise to discover we are actually getting the Cubs game tonight. Even though they are in Chicago. Strange. And we are losing 8-0. Perhaps the blackout would have been better.
Here’s another mystery. Earlier this week the Cubs called up Jake Fox from Des Moines. He was hitting over .400 here in Iowa. He was killing them. So the Cubs called him up. And here’s a funny story. The I-Cubs had Jake Fox jersey night on Wednesday night. But Jake Fox was in Chicago.
So they called him up and what is he doing? Riding the pines. He’s been pinch hitting, but not playing. Now I have to ask you, why would you put a guy who is hitting over .400 on the bench? Wouldn’t you want him to have a chance to hit three or four times a game instead of just once? I know I would.
And finally, the last baseball mystery of the night. Why does Lou Pinella still have a job?