The 2005 Waveland Chronicles

Monday, April 25, 2005


We have a winner -- somebody finally went "yard"!!!

No, Johnny, it wasn't Junior. It was Cincinnati's 6'6" lumberjack, Adam Dunn. And man, did he crush it. Way out onto Sheffield, over the right-centerfield bleachers. At least that's how it looked on TV.

Yes, I was home, watching it from the comfort of my couch. Hey, it was the 9th inning, it was cold and windy, the Cubs had [key word there is "had"] a huge lead, and I was tired. Don't know who got the ball -- I was already home; Moe, Rich and "Dick the Bruiser" were long gone; not sure about Dave; so my money is on George, aka "passer-by". Guess I'll find out tomorrow.

Anyway, it was a three-run blast - enough to make the game interesting and cause a slight rise in the collective blood pressure across the North Side. Surprisingly enough though, it took 9 innings before something went out. There were some serious Southwest gales blowing so I would have thought there to be at least 3-4 homers out on the street, but it wasn't meant to be.

BP was fairly disappointing as well, given the strong wind blowing out. Only 14 total, and the Cubs hit 11 of them. Just the opposite split of what I'd expect seeing as how I'd take Dunn, Griffey, MoPena, and Kearns anyday over Lee, Ramirez, Hollandsworth and Patterson in BP. To quote [for the first time this season] the venerable Eddie "Bench"... "That's baseball!"


Monday, April 25 : BP-14 [W-7,S-7], Roof-0, Foul-0, HR-1 [W-0,S-1]
Season: BP-50 [W-37,S-13], Roof-4 [A-3,C-1], Foul-0, HR-1 [W-0,S-1]

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