Game one of this four-game series goes to the Cardinals, 4-3. Corey smacks a homer for the Cubs, as does Glendon Rusch, both of which stay in the park, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 4-run 4th by the Cardinals.
After Scott Rolen ripped a 3-run homer into the Family Section, Reggie Sanders hit one to deep left-center field. At which point, two things quickly became apparent - 1) it was going to easily leave the ballpark, and 2) I'm slowing down in my old age.
Not that I would have caught it on the fly - from where I was, not even Dave could have done that. Nope, I was bumming because I couldn't run around the trees quick enough to see where the ball landed and (more importantly) see who should have had it between Moe, Dave, and Butch. To hear "Dick the Bruiser" describe it, it was a regular three ring circus. By the time I had a good view of all the action, the ball had skipped into the alley where Butch finally grabbed it.
Not much else was happening outside on the streets tonight. Guess everyone stayed home to watch Tampa Bay beat Calgary 2-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. I don't think anyone on the Lightning is from Chicago, so the odds of another Stanley Cup sighting outside of Wrigley Field this year are pretty slim. Oh well, I'm sure the Blackhawks will take care of that next year.
Ahhh ha ha ha haaa... Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup... that's a good one. Sometimes, I just crack myself up. ;-). I'll wager the Cubs will win the World Series before the Blackhawks win the Cup. Of course, if I get any takers, I may have to write that one into my will as there's a distinct possibility of that bet not being settled in my lifetime.
Actually, the more I think about it, I think that's an interesting bet. And why just limit it to the Cubs and Blackhawks? Throw in the Sox, Bears, and Bulls as well. Sorry Wolves and Fire - you've actually had good teams and consistent winning performances lately so of course, that disqualifies you.
So there you have it, Chicago sports fans. Place your bets - which Chicago pro team will be the next to win a championship: Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls or Blackhawks? Wonder what the odds are... Anyone out there familiar with Vegas and/or offshore betting? Would there be a line for something like this? Let me know - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, June 7: BP-16 [W-10,S-6], Roof-0, Foul-0, HR-1 [W-1,S-0]
Season: BP-357 [W-237,S-120], Roof-12 [A-10,C-2], Foul-3 [W-1,S-2], HR-28 [W-26,S-2]