That's all there is to it. The Cubs, as sucky as they've been against other NL teams, have blown in Seattle like a flotilla of hookers when the fleet's in. My flight into Seattle was delayed by 4 hours by horrendous weather in Chicago, and when I last checked the Cubs were up 1-0. . . so when I staggered out this morning to find the ST and saw that Cliff Lee had stomped us like a bug. . . . well, let's just say I might be starting Liberty's bar staff a bit early today. 8-1. Fuck. This not long after the White Sox who ten days ago were no better than the Cubs, took 2 of 3 from the Cubs, swept the Pirates (whom the Cubs couldn't beat if they were spotted 5 runs), swept the Nationals, and have taken 2 of 3 from the Braves, who were the best team in the NL until they ventured into Commiscular Park. The AL is just better. I surrender.
So, I am officially re-naming today's Sports-Friendly Slog Happy the Rub It In How Much the Cubs and the National League Suck Slog Happy. Time: after the Cubs lose (or, hey. . .win! Or it could rain! No, Safeco has a roof. Never mind). Place: Hooverville, 1721 1st Ave S, the only nominee. I'll be the guy in sackcloth and ashes, and a Cubs Season Ticket Holder cap.