The Chicago Sun-Times’ Chris De Luca has a laundry list of examples illustrating just how Fundamentally Fucked the 2005 Chicago Cubs have been, then asking “did they even go to Spring Training?”

Manager Dusty Baker replies thusly :

‘I don’t like people saying my team is not fundamentally sound because I take that personally,” manager Dusty Baker said. ”But on the other hand, you can’t run and throw and hit and think for guys while they’re in the middle of the action.

”There is no Baseball 101 manual that you can just pass out.”

Oh, really?