Quade should really consider trimming those nails.Are we having fun yet? Look, I know there’s time left, but those of you still shouting at those of us who are giving up on the season (if I’m not giving up, why would I ever start Samardzija?) should probably shut up now. The argument earlier in the year was that this team was “too good on paper” and was bound to “get hot.” I got news for you, folks. We’ve played pretty mediocre baseball all season. It’s pretty delusional to think it’s going to miraculously turn around in the last month and a half. Instead, let’s drink and read the Roundup. Thank you all for the great tips, which can be sent here.

Well, that’s it for me, folks. Enjoy the rest of the 2009 death march. I’m thinking we’ll probably sweep the Pirates and give you guys just enough hope that you keep watching through September.

-Sweet Uncle Lou