I'm so late today, no time to really discuss except this: can everybody just calm down.
I swear to god.
I was listening to Mully and Hanley talking with David Haugh this morning, and they went so far as to get on Joe Maddon's case because he was wearing a jacket.
Something about this being the big boy game so nobody should be cold.
And I thought, when in my life have I ever seen Joe Maddon not wearing a jacket if it's even marginally cold?
The first time I ever even noticed him was when he wore that cool baseball hat with the ear flaps.
And I'm not in the business of second guessing Joe Maddon.
He wants to start Coughlan or leave Ross in to hit, that's cool with me - Joe's done just fine without my help all year long.
Okay so whatever to that.
The ump seemed to me to help with Jon Lester's early semi-undoing, like some of the calls Corey Kluber got didn't seem to translate to Lester's zone.
But then he (the ump) seemed to get better, maybe it was the chat Lester had with the ump after screaming at him from the mound.
So... some dink runs.
And I didn't hear Lester making any excuses.
The Cubs almost all season long have gotten shut down by the super-elite, especially when they're as on as Kluber was last night.
And if you look at what just happened in the NLCS and Kershaw, I expect the bats to get better in round two vs him.
And come on, man: when the bats woke up vs Kershaw was that not the greatest feeling in the world?
Kluber was kinda last year Arrieta-like last night, and that's saying something (even if their stuff is different... same result).
Lastly, Kyle Schwarber.
I still have goosebumps from even when he was introduced.
Even had he not smacked that double, he was right on with the timing and he... looked like Kyle Schwarber.
Okay so just stop worrying.
I mean, it's okay to worry but don't get all goofy with it.
Game moved up an hour tonight because of potential for rain.