I've seen a couple people do this hand signal thing.
Kinda stupid, but when you're at Wrigley and the W flag goes up... actually pretty fun.
Man oh man.
What a gorgeous night.
Brought a jacket but never even thought about putting it on.
The wind was blowing out - not a gale but enough, and we figured maybe enough balls would go out from each team so that neither starter would figure in the final figure - that the win would go to a reliever.
That's because we're baseball geniuses.
Ryan Dempster got his 16th win and CC Sabathia got his first loss of the season as a Brewer.
The Cubs got to him a little bit and early - it was 3 zip Cubs at the end of the 3rd, and nothing cheap off Sabathia.
We got to see another Speedy Reedy Johnson diving catch, a late inning dagger homer by Alfonso, and an absolute jaw-dropping smash by Prince Fielder that had to have gone across Sheffield.
And we got to see that final tango between Prince and Kerry Wood with the tying run on 3rd - maybe 5,6 hugely hacked fouled-off fastballs before Kerry threw something way offspeed and Prince could only watch the ump's thumb go up in the air.
Cubs 5 Brewers 4.
Magic number 4.
We spent some time on that outside area up high that looks out at Clark and Addison before the game, and the sun was going down, had a brat and a Bud and you know, maybe I'm just a simple guy.
But, not a whole lot of places I'd rather be.
Don't want to get too sappy here, but this has been about as perfect a season as you could imagine, and now there are only 5 home games left.
Uh, in the regular part.