I noticed that we didn't have a MLB thread yet for the 2011 season. Talk amongst yourselves Tibbers. I'll kick it off by saying that the Cubs have about a 6 percent chance of coming in anything higher than 4th. I'm usually optimistic about their chances, because well, they've already taken my sanity and its all I have left. Then the season starts and I lose both. Things that I am predicting about the Cubs: Garza gets rocked and everyone in Chicagoland hates him. We opine for the return of Silva the Hut. Pena hits under 225, someone from the Trib calculates how many thousands of dollars per percentage point he is getting paid. Carlos Marmol hits a mascot from a wild pitch. I hope that its Bernie the Brewer. Fuck that mascot. Aramis Ramirez will get injured again and will only play 100 games. We once again have no decent backup for him. Casey McGhee chuckles under his breath when he hits a soft liner to Jeff Baker and he takes it in the teeth. Starlin Castro will kill 14 people in the stands by over throwing first base. By doing so Shawon Dunston's record is eclipsed. Ryan Dempster's only value to the team is that he lightens the clubhouse mood by doing impressions of Harry Carey. Koyie Hill loses another finger, this time to a radial arm saw. However, this helps his batting average, because now its up to 200. Strange. The Ricketts openly admit that the Cubs suck and they should have never bought them. I throw over 60 items at the TV when Fukudome corkscrews into the ground after a strike out. The Fiance asks me at least a thousand times to calm down and stop walking around the house ranting and raving like a fucking lunatic. I tell the Fiance to shut the fuck up over a thousand times. I take solace in the fact that even though the Cardinals are a better franchise and have many a World Series victorys in the past 100 years, their fans have to live in a shitty place like,,, you know, St Louis. Fuck those people. The Cubs take notice of me making fun Cardinal fans and finish below them in the standings, because, you know, if you've been getting disappointed for over a hundred years..... What's one more?