We’re out in Chicago, here to promote a certain book on WGN, and that meant spending the evening watching the Cubs. The sad, sad Cubs, who lost a 3-2 game to visiting Cincinnati, who got all 3 of their runs off the bat of Ken Griffey, Jr. (Remember him? The swing is still sweet, we can assure you.) As for the Cubs, who traded for Phil Nevin today…..Yeesh. It’s gonna take a lot more than a slumping, injury-plagued, Texas castoff to fix this squad of ne’er-do-wells. Top of the Cubs batting order today: Juan Pierre, Neifi Perez, Michael Barrett. Down by 2 in the sixth, manager Dusty Baker pulled a dominating Carlos Zambrano in order to pinch hit Tony Womack. Who struck out, something no other player on the Cubs, Zambrano included, had yet to do. Say what you will about Torre/Terry as in game strategists. I’ll take either one every day over Dusty Baker. Sheesh.