I'm surprised I can still get upset about the Cubs, considering their year is over. But this weekend proved that the Cubs are truly gutless -- on two fronts. First, they fire manager Don Baylor, who, while making his share of mistakes, was not the main reason for this disastrous season. Then, they allow Sammy Sosa to skip three games for a hand injury to his wife. Sosa's wife cut her finger on Thursday and will apparently need minor (no anesthesia) hand surgery this coming Monday. Sosa decided to miss not only Friday's game against the Braves, but also Saturday and Sunday. The Cubs predictably lost two out of three, and today managed only three hits. And now I read that Sosa will play in Tuesday's All-Star game, even though it will be the day after his wife's surgery! If anything, shouldn't he take the time off after the procedure??? At Sosa's current salary, he was paid over $270,000 for games I believe he should have been at. Unless there is something else going on that we don't know about, this behavior is inexcusable.