Monday, May 25, 2009

Wondering what E Amus Catuli really means?

Monday May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day - Hug a Sailor, Marine or Soldier today!

If you were wondering what the scoreboard signs welcoming Eaumus Catuli or the t-shirts on some Cubs fans that said Eamus Catuli meant, here is the REAL stroy.

Some Cub fan a few years back that failed latin started a story that it means Go Cubs. You can even see signs on buildings around Wrigley that say Eamus Catuli.

Let me correct them.
1st off it is e amus catuli.
E amus means to go or to walk or to march.
Catuli means young dog or puppy.

So the saying "e amus catuli" literally means to walk the young dog.

I guess it is fitting. The Cubs have been playing like dogs lately and Cubs fans always like to think of them as underdogs since they have not been able to get to or win a world series.

For those angry Cubs fans who have emailed or posted comments:

From the University of Notre Dame Latin-English Dictionary
catul.i              N      2 1 GEN S M                
catul.i N 2 1 LOC S M
catul.i N 2 1 NOM P M
catul.i N 2 1 VOC P M
catulus, catuli N M [XAXCO]
young dog, puppy, whelp; dog (any age); young of any animal;

catul.i V 4 1 PRES ACTIVE IMP 2 S
catulio, catulire, -, - V INTRANS [XAXEO] uncommon
be in heat, desire to mate; (e.g., a bitch);

TEN in a Row! Padres win again!

Monday May 25, 2009

On this day set aside so we can show our appreciation for the brave men and women who served in the military to keep our country safe and free, the San Diego Padres fought back from a 7-1 deficit in the 5th inning to post a 9-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Starting pitcher Chad Gaudin's struggles with control continued as he gave up 5 hits and 5 walks while allowing 7 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.

In my opinion, Gaudin's control went away when he shaved the squirrell off his chin.

Adrian Gonzalez hit his league leading 17th home run in the 4th inning for the Padres 1st run.

The Padres plated 5 runs in the 8th and 1 in the 9th to tie the game at 7-7, then Chase Headley hit a 420 foot blast to left field with Henry Blanco on 1st base to drive in the go ahead runs.

Heath Bell came in to shut the Diamondbacks down for his 13th save of the season.

Catcher Nick Hundley and manager Bud Black were thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Eric Cooper on a disputed call at the plate in the 6th inning. Cooper blew the play, but it didn't matter as the Padres pummelled the Diamondbacks in the late innings.

Take a litle sip of the kool aid folks, the Padres are now 23-22 on the season.

And today the Padres win their tenth game in a row!

Padres Injury Update - The Pitchers

Monday May 25, 2009

Padres Injury Update

  • Relief pitcher Mike Adams started his minor league rehab assignment on May 21st with the San Antonio Missions. If there are no setbacks, he will come off the disabled list no later than June 20th.

  • Shawn Hill pitched from the mound this weekend and will need at least 3 minor league rehab starts before being called up. He is probably a month away.

  • Cha Seung Baek is still not throwing and while he is eligible to come off the DL at the end of May, he is not expected back prior to the all star break.

  • Walter Silva started a minor league rehab stint on May 5th and has to be taken off the DL by June 4th.

  • Mark Prior has not pitched from the mound since suffering a setback in late April. I would be surprised if Prior ever pitches in a game for the Padres.

Would Uggla be enough to turn the Giants into contenders?

Monday May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day!

The Giants are said to be looking for a big bat for the middle of their lineup.

They are supposedly dangling Matt Cain as bait and the names we are hearing they want in return include Dan Uggla and Nick Johnson.

Would either be enough to right the ship for the struggling Giants?