Jason Marquis wasn't good enough to be the Cubs' 5th starter. Well, that's not true. But maybe that was his mindset when he took the mound earlier today and dominated against his former team. Marquis went 7 innings, gave up just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 BBs, and had 3 Ks. He also had 2 RBIs on a base hit off Rich Harden.
One thing I'll say about Cubs fans jeering Marquis during the introductions: classless. Marquis was very effective in his two years here, considering he was the 5th starter. It's not his fault the team was swept in the NLDS. Two years in a row. By teams that didn't even make it to the World Series.
To all of the bitter Cubs fans out there who took part in the booing, ask yourselves this: would you also boo Mark DeRosa? Or Kerry Wood? Or Henry Blanco? If the answer is no, then maybe you should cut Marquis some fucking slack. That or stop going to Wrigley Field. Because knowledgeable fans you are not.