So we're at this gigantic convention hotel called the World Center in Orlando.
It is GIGANTIC.
There are about a million rooms at this place, and enough bars and restaurants that you'd never have to leave the compound.
They also have a sports bar called something like "Velocity".
Last night's my first chance to see a game in awhile, I call down to Velocity.
"You guys putting the Cubs on tonight?"
"Yes sir, come on down."
I do, only with a giant group of advertising people.
Our global agency's creative heart and giant Cub Fan, Bob Scarpelli, came along so I really wanted it to be a cool night.
At 8:05 here (an hour later than Chicago), I ask the bartender to turn on the game.
He acts like there's something wrong with his cable - "We could get this channel yesterday." he says.
So I go to the concierge and ask if there's a sports bar nearby because they can't get the channel here in Velocity.
I find out that the sports bar here only gets the same lame cable channels as my room - the guy was lying to me.
Anyway, we all take a van to the sports bar, and now it's the third inning and the Cubs are up, and I can't help but notice that Mark DeRosa's playing left field.
I feel ill, and not just because of the worst wings ever.
Some time later, we see the Fontenot Play.
Did you see that?
I still can't believe it.
My God, what an enormous and beautiful and necessary double play it was.
And then out of nowhere (there was no sound, of course) they show the replay of how Alfonso Soriano got injured.
It's a rare play by a professional athlete that I figure I could do.
Jump about a foot in the air, catch a ball, and land.
It was nothing.
But he got helped off the field, because he was hurt.
Now I guess he's headed for the 15 day DL, and that's a disaster.
He was in the absolute WORST kind of slump, and he needs to play to get out of it.
I figure Matt Murton is up by now (I haven't even read the sports and I know nothing), and well, it's just not good.
Maybe it's okay with DeRosa in left and Fontenot at 2nd, I don't know.
But anyway, it was a pretty good win - Cubs 9 Reds 5.
That Aaron Harang is pretty awesome, so it was good to see the bats come to life.
Good to see Dusty not win, too.
Anyway, I typed this as fast as I can.