I’ve been in New York before trying to find the Cubs on tv somewhere, and it’s always impossible. But since the Cubs were playing the Mets, the game was on everywhere. We went into a place called “Toad Hall”, and after a couple minutes the bartender correctly identified us as being from Chicago. The regular Met fans were actually a friendly bunch (the fact that the Cubs were already losing probably helped).
This was the weekend of big-numbers: Bonds with 755, A-Rod with 500, Hideki Matsui with 100, and now Tom Glavine with 300 wins.
There was music playing and no sound from the tv as we watched Alfonso Soriano rounding second base and then suddenly begin hopping, pulling up lame into third and being easily tagged out.
They showed the replay a couple times, and all my fun was wrecked.
Lets see how bad this is, this quadriceps injury.
The Cubs have been really pretty lucky with the lack of injuries this year, and their record reflects that.
It was awesome seeing Kerry Wood on the mound again, but I’ve got a bad feeling about Soriano.
As I write this my internet connection at the stupid hotel doesn’t work, and I’m not turning on ESPN this early because I don’t want to see the injury happen all over again.
And just now Bill Cimino called to tell me Soriano’s out a month.
I’m trying to remain calm, but man what a kick in the nads.