All right…two links for you tonight to follow during the game…
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Today is the final day of the holiday weekend. All of my various sources of entertainment on the internet are basically mailing it in today…much like we have this weekend here at 100 Year Itch.
Cubs lost. To the Phillies I think. We split the series. Click on the Major Media links or go somewhere else if you want a real recap…We had to – We missed the game…first one in a month.
Everyone needs to recharge everynow and then…We needed it now more than ever.
I started the day off yesterday shitting the bed in my Club Championship…three OBs on one hole kind of took me out of the game….a 12 will do that to you. The pain that the 12 caused me was remedied by a healing six pack of Coors Light on the back nine. Eight Coronas were follwed by Five Natty Ice Lites…I felt like I was back in college. Then I remembered that I didn’t go to college. This is when I sat down and woke up seven hours later….thirsty as ever.
So…we didn’t catch the loss yesterday. Not going to pretend we know what happened. We can report with some degree of confidence that since the All Star Break that the Cubs are 9-2-2 in series played. I dont think that ANY team in baseball would not take that kind of a stretch. We have the Astros coming to town today…we are going to try to avoid our first three game home slide of the year.
Becuase it is a holiday weekend, we are on holiday and will be enjoying the game with a recovery beer or two in our hand. Watching…no preview today. We will try to be here chatting the game later. But if we arent – you are welcome to hang out. Don’t worry about picking up after yourself….we will get the cleaning lady here later. Just turn off the lights when you leave if we are not here.
Enjoy your Labor Day. Thread is under this post for the game.
It was good to be a Cubs fan last night. Phillies….eh, not so much.
Ryan Dempster was very un-Dempster like giving up hard hit ball after hard hit ball. By the eighth inning the Phils had four on the board. To make matters worse, Cole Hamels was dominating the Cubs all night through seven. Thank God teams protect their pitchers today. Hamels was yanked for bullpen relief after 108 pitches. Little Lord Fontenot promptly took the second pitch out over left center to eek closer at 4-2.
Then the “draaa muh” began. Soriano doubled to deep left….Theriot singled…Lee walked to set the stage for Aramis Ramirez. Eight minutes prior I laid out the prediction that A Ram would go deep for a GS…the table was set. You know the rest of the story….6-4 Cubs.
What made it even more fun was that we had our banner day of commenting with 300+ during the game…by far our biggest one day haul here at 100 Year Itch…everyone was around for the prediciton and the subsequent celebration.
So off we go to game two….Rich Harden goes for the Cubs…Joe Blanton for the Phillies. i dont have time to get all of the stats up before the game so…Use your imagination on a Rich Harden start…be interesting to see how the Phillies respond after back to back heartbraking losses….
Not expecting as much traffic here during a day game…so it may be quiet…it may rock…who knows
Ill be here as much as possible…don’t forget if you are a new commenter, your first comment is moderated, then you are allowed to comment freely…kind of a anti troll mechanism
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