Reed Johnson Robs Prince Fielder as Cubs Prevail


Call the cops, ’cause Prince Fielder got robbed!  Good thing it was the Cubs’ Reed Johnson doing the robbing, as he reached up over the wall and kept Fielder from his first-ever grand slam.   By the way, I heard that Fielder is a vegetarian.  If that’s true, he’s the fattest vegetarian I’ve ever seen.  Class move with the tip of the cap to Johnson after the play.  Check out the video to see for yourself why Johnson has quickly become a Chicago favorite!

The Cubs prevailed 8-5 to take 2 out of 3 against their rivals from north of the cheddar curtain.  Things seem to happen for a reason, since Johnson wasn’t the starter.  He came in for Milton Bradley, who suffered a little “tightness” in his groin while advancing to third base in the 4th inning.  Let’s not hope there’s anything too serious.  If I had to bet, I wouldn’t expect to see Bradley out there for the home opener.  Cold weather + tight groin = OUCH!

Alfonso Soriano started the Cubs off on the right foot, taking the first pitch of the ballgame deep for another leadoff homer.  But the story of the game were the crazy walks given up by Brewer pitching.  The Cubs tallied 4 runs on 4 walks in the 4th.  I’m buying a lottery ticket – 4 4 4 – 4’s are wild!!!

The Cubs open the 2009 home schedule on Monday with the Colorado Rockies heading to town.  The forecast is threatening rain, but that won’t stop the Cubs faithful from piling into the establishments surrounding Wrigley early on Monday morning to get the party started.