Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan gives (mala)props to Cubs manager Lou Pinella. Sure Sweet Lou says "assimilated game" when he means "simulated game," and "vim and vinegar" when he's supposed to say "vim and vigor." And, he doesn't even know the exact words to our victory cheer. He calls out "Go, Cubs, Win" instead of "Go, Cubs, Go." Who cares? These are good times for long-suffering Cubs fans.
Losing is never fun, but former Cubs manager Lee Elia made it so much more interesting. Nobody ever did 3-minute tirades better (sorry, Mike Gundy). In high school I could barely quote Shakespeare, but I had this memorized:
They are really behind you around here. My f------ a--. What the f--- am I supposed to do? Go out there and let my f------ players get destroyed everyday? And be quiet about it? For the nickel dime people that show up. The mother f------ don't even work. That's why they are out at the f------- game. They outta go out and get a f------- job and find out what it's like to go and earn a f------ living. 85% of the f------ world is world is working. The other 15% come out here.