After this last week, this clinching thing came sort of...suddenly.
I woke up all angsty about the Sweep By The Fish, then driving home I heard Fonsie's leadoff homer, then I watched Carlos Zambrano mow down the Reds, then the Brewer/Pods game was on ESPN, then...they lost and the announcers said that the Cubs have...clinched?
I flipped channels and there were the Cubs.
It was the middle of some crazy party, with CSN's Gail Fischer's hair soaking up air-champagne like a mop as she spoke to Ted Lilly, and Brenly spoke to The Riot and Fonsie and...everybody.
I'm still in shock sort of.
I mean, Thursday night the world was collapsing, wasn't it?
I'm such an idiot...of COURSE this was about to happen.
And at the end, Gail Fischer finally got Lou Piniella on camera.
"When we win at Wrigley and those fans start singing "Go Cubs Go", I get tears in my eyes. I really do." he said.
And lucky no one was in the room, cause that worked like "Brian's Song" on me, dude.
I might be dad, but I got tears in my eyes.
I really did.