The 2004 Waveland Chronicles

Sunday, May 09, 2004


Ok, let's cut to the chase. Wind blowing out all day long, pretty good batting practice, several rain delays, one street homer by Aramis Ramirez in the bottom of the 10th that Butch got to keep the game going, and Corey Patterson was the hero this time instead of the goat as the Cubs won 5-4 in 13 innings.

But all that paled in comparison to a couple of sights that would have probably been better left unseen, but hey -- it's free country.

Weird sight #1 - a human porcupine on wheels. At least that's the best description I could come up with. Some guy on a bike, with hundreds of what looked like colored plastic drinking straws sticking out all over him. Had some sort of helmet on, along with elbow/knee pads and was carrying a Cubs flag on a big pole, kinda like he was some weird looking knight riding off to do battle. Call him Sir Cub-a-lot.

Weird sight #2 - a guy painted head-to-toe in Cubby blue. Cubs logo on his chest, "We got Wood" on his back. Paraded up and down Sheffield and Waveland, pausing every now and then to strike a pose and whip up a little crowd-frenzy. Call him Blue Man Wood.

I don't know about you, but all of sudden, Crawdad Man from last year is looking better and better...


Sunday, May 9: BP-30 [W-21, S-9], Roof-0, Home Run-1 [W-1, S-0]
Season Totals: BP-247, [W-164, S-83], Roof-9, [A-8, C-1], Home Run-16 [W-14, S-2]


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