Category Archives : Lou’s Friday Roundup

Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “That’s Right. LOU!” Edition

Well, well, well, well, well. I never really got a proper good-bye before my abrupt August departure. That didn’t bother me, but I’m sure you twerps were crying about it. I see a lot has happened since I’ve been gone. Quade got hired. Sandberg got pretend-fired. And Essian still can’t get a goddamn interview. Things […]

I love you, darling.

Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “What Happened to the Tall Fella?” Edition

Okay, so it’s more like “Today at 1:20…” but the message is still the same. Derrek Lee is no longer a Cub, but, hey, at least John Grabow is out for the season. Remember him? Remember how he pitched for a while there? Sure you do. Not a whole lot of tips to be had […]

Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “Road to Fourth Place” Edition

Well, here we are. Forty-seven games left. Each one of them more depressing than the last. Why do we go on? For the potential glory of finishing in fourth place with the highest payroll in one of the worst divisions in the National League. THAT’S WHY! Your Roundup tips are like vodka at a family […]

Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “If Only We Could Beat the Pirates and Astros” Edition

So, here’s your depressing thought of the weekend (at least before you start drinking). We’re currently 6-15 against the Pirates and Astros. If we had flipped that record and gone 15-6 against them like the rest of the MLB is doing, we would be sitting at 52-44, and a sweep of the Cardinals this weekend […]

Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “Undefeated in the Second Half!” Edition

Hey, Marlon Byrd survived the All-Star Game, and Joey Votto is somehow pissed about that. I’ll tell you who DIDN’T survive the All-Star Game. George Steinbrenner. Seriously, he didn’t. Tips, as always, are wrapped in swaddling clothing and raised as my own. Roundup time.

Sweet Uncle Lou’s Friday Roundup: The “Can We Score More than the U.S. World Cup Team?” Edition

Now that some of the Blackhawks hysteria has worn off, it’s time to focus on America’s pastime. THE WORLD CUP! Unless you’d rather be watching Ryan Theriot lead off, you should probably get on the soccer bandwagon. USA! USA! USA! Your blue-blooded American tips can be sent here. Some of those tips end up in […]