The announcers said the Cubs caught a break, the TRIB said he was safe, Lou said the ump made the right call, LaRussa said it didn't matter since they lost by more than one run, and the ump said "OUT!".
The ump's the one that matters.
But that's two games in a row where old Tony yells at the umps, and if you think his yelling doesn't have an effect then, well...you haven't watched Mr. LaRussa's magic work over the years.
I'll bet the Cards get some kind of break tonight.
But I gotta go back to '03, when Moises Alou hit that rocket down the left field line (go here) and it kicked up that cloud of "paint" or whatever that stuff is, which meant it hit the line, which meant it was fair.
And the umps called it foul.
Maybe this finally makes up for it.
Because if Albert Pujols is safe, then it's 5-3 with one out and Encarnacion, I think, in scoring position.
That's pretty huge - pretty different then 5-2 with two outs.
But the day belonged to Daryle Ward, who not only hit the grand salami but also didn't make a mistake in right field, and he had his chances.
So, Milwaukee (funny how everybody just forgot about the Brewers) won, but the Cubs stay in first place, a half game in front.
I'll be at Wrigley to see newly signed Carlos Zambrano tonight, even though it's freaking pouring right now.