Thursday, April 07, 2005

Cubs' Dempster has tough time in first start since '03

I could have written this headline two months ago. How’s this for a line?
3.2 innings, 9 hits, 7 earned runs, 3 walks, 7 K (this is actually good), 17.18 ERA

This quote from Michael Barrett was rather amusing:
"They just had good at-bats."

Really? Maybe it was the pitcher.

The Party's Antics

It looks like Mark Prior will be pitching for the Albuquerque Isotopes tonight. All is well in Cubland right? Carrie Muskat writes:

“If all goes well, Prior could be activated and inserted into the Cubs' rotation for the April 12 game against San Diego.”

Well, I’ll let my co-bloggers “comrade tirade” stand for a while longer as we let the Tribune Company’s Doublethink (ala 1984) get to work. Compare the pitching injuries and last year’s events to this description about Orwell’s classic novel:

After the WW, the Party took control of the country, and from then on it has been difficult to remember anything, because the Party changes history constantly to their own benefit… Doublethink is a kind of manipulation of the mind. Generally, one could say that Doublethink makes people accept contradictions, and it makes them also believe that the party is the only institution that distinguishes between right and wrong. This manipulation is mainly done by the Minitrue (Ministry of Truth), where Winston Smith works. When a person that is well grounded in Doublethink recognizes a contradiction or a lie by the Party, then the person thinks that he is remembering a false fact. The use of the word Doublethink involves doublethink. With the help of the Minitrue, it is not only possible to change written facts, but also facts that are remembered by people. So complete control of the country and its citizens is provided.