How Many Losses Will There Be?

White Sox and Jose Quintana are 0-1 after a 6-3 loss to the Tigers yesterday in the opener of the 2017 season.  Quintana allowed 3 home runs, accounting for all Detroit runs.  Tigers are not a team to be concerned with.  They are getting old, can't homer every game and have NEVER been able to work out the bullpen.

Sox will be a frustrating team all season, battling for skipper Ricky Renteria, but not having the talent to win many games.  Love Tyler Saladino's hustle and bat, happy to see Jacob May getting a start in CF and hoping Tim Anderson continues to improve.

Tuesday I had an idea in the 9th with the Sox down 4, with runners on second and third and one out.  Jacob May was at the plate and I was thinking it would be a great time for a squeeze bunt.  Have the youngster get the bat on the ball, get the run home, maybe have Rodriguez throw the ball away or not get to it at all.  People flipped out saying I was giving up an out for a run.  No, I wasn't!  I was thinking out of the box, something Renteria will need to do, and said they will this season with this young team. I know...season has just begun.

No loss postponed!

Cubs have evened their record at 1-1 with a win over the Cardinals.  I am not sure how anyone hits Jake Arrieta the way he throws from the third base side of the rubber and then brings it from even further out to the right side.  As long as Jake gets the ball over the plate, he will be dominant again.

The Cubs defense is unbelievable!  Almora leaping over the fence, Bryant making great plays down the line at third, Baez making a sliding play to end the game and let's not forget about Heyward's play in right.

I imagine the crowd at Miller Park this weekend will be 45-55% Cubs...and that may be a low estimate.

Love that baseball is back.  Can't miss MLB Central with Matt Vasgersian and Mark DeRosa everyday on the MLB Network.  Plus seeing Lauren Shehadi, a very attractive young lady, who knows the game of baseball, is a plus! Show keeps me up to date with highlights, insight and humor!

Chicago Fire Fans!  It's Wednesday and that means Chicago Fire Weekly tonight at 6:00 on CSN+.  Join me, Frank Klopas and Paul Tenorio as we break down the 2-2 draw with Montreal, Schweinsteiger's debut, preview Saturday's match with Columbus and chat with Fire rookie Daniel Johnson.  You can always catch the show at

Before I go, TNT's Ernie Johnson joined Pat Bole and David Kaplan on ESPN 1000 this morning.  If you missed it, catch the podcast at  EJ is the best.  Cancer survivor, has a new book out and gets to work with Charles, Kenny & Shaq all season long.

Til I blog again...