Well, you gotta get out your passport if you head up to Canada, and the Cubs are probably already in Toronto.
Jim Edmond's passport would have quite a few stamps, and after yesterday I'd say he'd maybe get a stamp that looks like this:
For no particular reason, I happened to be in the dank Billygoat having a double cheese when suddenly the game came on. In glorious black and white! It was WGN's 60th anniversary of Cub broadcasts, and the first couple innings were broadcast like 1948, even using wide, pre-Arnie Harris camera angles and the old graphics. So cool I had to call my dad. I so hope they do that again for a whole game.
Anyway, so I watched for a little bit there, went back to the office and had it on Emily's radio for a half hour, and then remembered Pete Taylor rigged the tv to work in my office.
I pushed the power button.
Just in time to see Old Jimbo park one in the left field basket and tie the game in the bottom of the 9th.
Now, if you had any doubts whatsoever about having an ex-Cardinal on the team, well I hope you're done with that.
Edmonds had a part in all the scoring (Lou lifted him for pinch hitter Reed Johnson in the 11th with the bases loaded, and when Reed got hit by the pitch which brought in the winning run I figured Edmonds coulda done that too).
Cubs 3 Braves 2.
Great game, pitcher's duel between Carlos and Tim Hudson.
Unless it happened when I was walking around, nobody got ejected.
By the way, there's a blog guy writing for ChicagoSports.com named Adam Caldarelli.
I just went to his blog and he remembers sort of the same thing I did about the Cubs and Braves wanting to tango, only with a little better clarity than me (I thought that was Theriot who got nailed by Renteria).
I'll say it again, this thing with the Braves ain't over and the Cubs go to Atlanta middle of August...
But the bullpen was masterful - Eyre, Marmol, Cotts (See him punch out .420 hitting but one-legged Chipper Jones? Watch this guy I'm tellin ya.), and of course Kerry Wood, who got the W.
And Wrigley Field is both lucky and good for the Cubs this year.
Here's a shot I took walking by Bernie's on Tuesday night:
So make that 29-8 at home, 19 games over .500, and the best record in baseball at 43-24.
Tonight it's young Sean Gallagher vs the Jays AJ Burnett.
Let the interleague play begin.