So, I’m way up in the North Woods of Wisconsin, up past Minocqua.
Went to a restaurant called The Flame last night where they have the “largest collection of stuffed giant muskie in the region”.
And they are – about 15 of them I’d say – all bigger than you can imagine.
Loren Burgess caught a 51 inch, 36 pounder in Flambeau Lake, in fact.
Anyway, watched the game with a couple Brewer fans.
I thought when Weeks fell down rounding 3rd, given some of the late magic the Cubs have mustered lately, that the game had turned.
Ryan Braun smokes the double, Big Z is finished, and then Eyre doesn’t look too hot giving up the rest of the runs.
And I discover once again how friendly the local people are when I’m in their city watching the Cubs lose.
So the Brewers are a game and a half out, while the Cards lose and stay at two away.
Cubs still in first.
And I still haven’t caught a muskie.
Here was a cool thing though.
When you’re watching the Brewer channel, they have a thing where they name some Wisconsin bar the “Tavern of the Game!”
Last night it was someplace in Janesville.
Okay Ted Lilly, get back to winning, dude.
You’re facing a guy named Manny Parra, who has pitched 23.1 innings this year, given up 22 hits and 10 runs.