Well, that was it.
The last scheduled home game of 2007.
Carlos Zambrano looked really good, D. Lee smithereened a line drive homer, Ronny Cedeno hit one too. Matty Murton is hot. The whole team is hot - the Cubs just look like they’re totally getting it together right at the right time.
Pittsburgh just was sort of there, not really doing much.
Looking up, the scoreboard told us that the Brewers were beating the Braves 4-1.
But in the 7th, the guy selling peanuts walked by.
Instead of yelling “Peanuts!” though, he was yelling that the Braves had tied it up (the scoreboard is pretty slow on other game scores, actually, and hadn’t made the change).
I suddenly remembered something.
“Did you bring The Judge?” I asked Ben.
He pulled out the baggie.
That Judge – he’s still working.
In the 8th inning, the scoreboard put up the final - Braves 7 Brewers 4.
Probably the most exciting part of the day.
It ends up Cubs 8 Pirates nothin’.
That plus the Brewer score means the Cubs are up by 3.5 games with 6 to go.
After, everybody once again sang Steve Goodman’s “Go Cubs Go”, and they sang for a looong time hoping the Cubs would come out for a curtain call.
But they didn’t, and I now know that’s a good thing.
It means they ain’t done.
It means we'll see that curtain call in the post season at my favorite ballpark.