Right after the Wrigley Field Grounds Crew prepared the field after nearly a two-hour rain delay, the Chicago Cubs managed to mess up the field again.

The Cubs were sloppy from the get-go.

And as much as I love the Cubs dearly, I began thinking, ‘this is our hometown professional baseball team?’

The Cubs’ defense made themselves look anything but a major-league team Tuesday night against the Oakland A’s.

Derreck Lee–the least you’d expect to make any errors–committed two that night.

He summed the Cubs’ performance the best: “We played like a Single-A team.”

From the get-go, fans at Wrigley covered their eyes in embarrassment.

From Carlos Zambrano’s first inning bases-loaded jam, to a double-steal attempt turned rundown, back to Zambrano’s wild pitch that scored a run for the A’s, then to simple routine plays and throws turned errors (or close to errors), the Cubs had a little bit of everything.

It wasn’t a pretty sight at Wrigley.

I was at the game, but oddly I found fell upon a list of distractions at the ballpark that were more interesting than Cubs’ poor performance.

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