* Greggy G’s 2007 Pigskin Picks: 8-3 ATS
While news of Travis Henry fathering 9 children with 9 different women put a damper on college football’s opening weekend, I have to say Big Z’s meltdown yesterday put a smile on my face that made me forget about Shawn Kemp’s idol. After ignoring a stop-sign at 3rd base to be nailed at the plate (with nobody out!) and letting pitcher Esteban Loaiza drive in two runs with his 1st hit since 2005, Zambrano had the audacity to tell possibly the most faithful and diehard fans in baseball that they shouldn’t boo him. Throw-in the fact that he looks like Lord of the Dance after a strikeout in the 2nd inning, will bitch-slap his teammates, and risks permanent injury by breaking lumber over his thigh, and the Cubs may just have the best entertainment value in all of baseball. My boy Ozzie on the other side of town tries his hardest to steal the spotlight, but until I can actually understand what he’s saying I have to give the trophy to Big Z. With that, I’m rolling to a white tiger farm to look for my girl’s anniversary present. Take it light and always remember it’s not how much you spend…its how much she thinks you spent!
LOS ANGELES DODGERS @ CHICAGO CUBS
I thought the Cubs made a smart move by acquiring veteran Steve Trachsel (6-8, 4.48), but I have feeling he may be a lil’ to riled-up in his 1st game back in a Cubs uniform. Especially since he’s been pitching without any pressure in Baltimore for the past 4 months, I have a feeling being thrown into a Pennant race could take him a few starts to get into his slow, methodical rhythm unda-control. While Brad Penny (14-4, 2.88) has looked human lately (last 3 starts: 0-1, 5.63), his arm should be fresh having thrown less than 100 pitches in his last two starts. Finally, the Dodgers line-up actually looked potent yesterday and should have some momentum rolling into tonight’s match-up…Dodgers by 2-4 runs