Jay’s ability to turn a positive into a negative never ceases to amaze me.
In his 2,335th installment of his non-award-winning series “Did you know the Cubs haven’t won a World Series Since 1908 and may be cursed?!” Jay decides to lead with ripping the Cubs new manager for… loving his kids.
He takes an innocent comment from Lou Piniella about his kids being excited to go to Wrigley Field and asks:
“Um, is this the new manager of a team that hasn’t won a World Series since 1908? Or a guy who wants four box seats behind home plate for the Cardinals series, followed by a trip to Shedd Aquarium and Pizzeria Uno?”
If we know anything about Lou Piniella, I have a hard time believing he’s coming to Wrigley as some starry-eyed tourist.
Jay then makes some slightly more legitimate comments about the verbal miscues from the press conference (old news, by the way) such as saying the White Sox were on the North Side and calling it “The Michigan Mile.” I kind of stopped reading after that as he launched into his go-to rant about the Cubs’ futility.
Funny how it took Jay all of one press conference to turn on his “number one” choice for Cubs manager. I wonder if that’s a new record for him. I’d say that it is, but somehow I suspect he’s been quicker with the backstabbing once or twice. I’ll have to look into it.
Jay even manages to work in a snide comment about Juan Uribe’s legal woes. Funny how a man can make a huge production out of Ricky Manning Jr. shoving someone at Denny’s, then turn around and make an off-the-cuff joke about a shooting. I guess athletes with legal issues are only funny at Jay’s convenience.
Frankly, I’m surprised he didn’t find a way to work in a joke about Derrek Lee’s daughter being sick.