As I stood there on the corner of Waveland and Kenmore, watching the fans walk by in various states of emotion after the Cubs victory to close out the season, I couldn't help but think of that classic Peggy Lee song, "Is That All There Is"
Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball.
If that's all there is...
No, I'm not old enough to remember Peggy Lee - I just remember that song from an old late-night B-horror movie tv show back in Cleveland, Big Chuck and Houlihan. But that's a whole 'nother story...
Anyway, I guess that really is all there is. Oh sure there are the playoffs for those eight other teams. And I suppose I'll be rooting for the Red Sox - us cursed teams have to stick together - but as long as it's not the Yankees or Astros (Berkman still has to pay for that "getting hit in the head" acting job - what a loser), I'll be happy.
Of course, I'd be even happier if I hadn't decided to check out the Fan Appreciation clearance sale in the bottom of the fourth inning since that was when Mark Grudzielanek launched one out onto Waveland. Ball landed about 15 feet from where I usually stand so I most likely would've caught it had I been there. Passer-by got it as well as the one Charles Thomas of the Braves hit. Oh well, I'm still living off my 'rush' from getting the Glendon Rusch homer on Wednesday. Being left-handed myself, it's always a thrill to catch a homer hit by a lefty - and a pitcher to boot!
Seeing as how last year, I left you with a picture of the 'L' flag after the loss to the Marlins, it only seems fair that I leave you with this picture:
Sunday, October 3: BP-18 [W-13,S-5], Roof-0, Foul-0, HR-2 [W-1,S-1]