So, the Cardinal hat burning thing went well.
Then we (me, Emily and Wyatt - we only have 3 season tix) drove out to Wrigley.
Left our jackets in the car, because it was...summer out.
Had a round of dogs with grilled onions.
Both Em and Wy put ketchup on - have I taught them nothing?
First inning, Murton strokes a gorgeous opposite field single, and Michael Barrett hits the 3 run homer.
Wyatt says, "I guess the hat burning thing worked" then does his evil vampire laugh "MAA HAHAHAHAHA".
Jason Marquis looks semi-shaky, but gives up nothing.
In the second, Ronny Cedeno makes up for yesterday with a shot down the right field line that Pujols can't quite reach, drives in a run.
So it's 4 zip.
There isn't a 3 up 3 down inning until Marquis in the 5th: every inning's a struggle, yet the Cards don't score.
Then in the 7th he strikes out young stud Card left fielder Chris Duncan with the bases loaded and 2 outs.
But the hugest guy today was Felix Pie.
(I will tell you right now I'm terrible with names, but...)
There was a Cardinal on first, and somebody (Kennedy?) hit a SHOT to center that's impossible to get.
Except for Felix.
I figured it shoulda been a double, and the guy on first probably scores.
Then the next Cardinal gets a single, so if Felix doesn't make that catch, a couple runs would have scored for sure.
So, I'm a Felix fan.
I wish I knew anything about stats, but I bet Felix in center makes the pitching staff 10% better.
Anyway, Cubs 6 Cards nothin'.
The day couldn't get any better.
Okay, I wrote the above yesterday.
Today, I mostly listened to the game while doing the Wyatt painting.
The Cubs lose 9-12 in an extra inning game that, had they won, could have totally changed April.
Plus Pujols hits the 3 run dinger to win it off Dempster, so...just the worst thing that can happen to Ryan, and everybody'll be calling for a new closer tomorrow.
But the worst thing was before the game, when Pat Hughes said that Ron Santo was in the hospital with a heart thing.
Some day, the Cubs will go to the Series, and I really really want to listen to Ron do that broadcast.
So Ron, get better.